VeteranLeRoy Blindt

LeRoy C. Blindt, 80, of Smithshire died at 3:24 p.m. Nov. 21, 2009, at his home.

He was born April 27, 1929, in West Point, Iowa, a son of Frank and Teresa Jacobsmier Blindt. He married Jean on Oct. 27, 1954. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Rebecca (and Dave) Gillett of Avon; two sons, Mark (and Joan) Blindt of Smithshire and Todd (and Tammie) Blindt of Vermont; four sisters, Francilla Kottenstette of Lisbon, Iowa, Dorine Kenel of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Le Ann Miller of Salem, Iowa, and Mary Lou Hulsebus of Branson, Mo.; two brothers, Robert Blindt of West Point, Iowa, and Francis Blindt of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from March 16, 1951, to Dec. 15, 1952, in the 8th Army, as Tec Sergeant with the field battery C 936th field Artillery Battalion.

He farmed in Point Pleasant Township for 55 years.

He and his wife received the St. Isadore award last fall from Bishop Jenky of the Peoria Diocese. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He also was a member of Lawson Babbitt American Legion Post in Roseville.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his church in Raritan. Burial will be in St. Patricks Catholic Cemetery with military rites by Lawson Babbitt American Legion Post #614. Corman Memorial Home in Roseville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice or his church.

Condolences may be sent to www.cormanmh.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/25/2009