|Blackwell, Herbert Orrin 8/22/2005|
Herbert Orrin Blackwell, son of Nancy Elizabeth (Smith) and Andrew Jackson Blackwell, was born in Stickney, MO on December 9, 1912. He was one of four children born to this marriage.
He received his education in Missouri. In 1943 Herbert entered the United States Navy where he reached the rank of Seaman 1st Class. He served his country in WWII and was then honorably discharged in 1945.
August 2, 1935 he was united in marriage to Mary M. Bentley in Hiawatha, Kansas. Together they raised three sons. After their marriage, Herb and Mary lived in various towns along the Missouri River where Herb was employed. Herbert and Mary moved to Auburn in 1961 and then moved to Peru in 1963. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Royal Arch Masons and Order of the Eastern Star.
Herbert had moved to Texas to be closer to his son Ron and it was there that he passed away having reached the age of 92 years, 8 months and 13 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary who passed away May 29, 1999 and his two brothers and two sisters.
Herbert is survived by his children Ronald Blackwell and companion Kathy of Rosharon, TX; Alan Blackwell and wife Rena of North Platte, NE and Andrew Blackwell of Peru, NE; three granddaughters; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A Service of Memory For: Herbert O. Blackwell
At Rest: Monday, August 22, 2005, Age: 92
Funeral Services Held: Friday, August 26, 2005 10:00 a.m. Hall Funeral Chapel, Auburn, NE. Clergy: Pastor Ruth Henderson.
Hymns: “Peace in the Valley”; “God Will Take Care of You”
Pallbearers: Dan Gerdes, Dave Hunter, Bud Kieler, John Coatney, Scott Coatney
Interment: Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Peru, NE. Military Rites provided by: Peru VFW #7299 and American Legion Post #23 of Auburn.
Hall Funeral Chapel (Auburn, Johnson, Stella, Talmage)
~~~Funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County, Nebraska Genealogical Association; newspaper clippings on file at the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~
Note: this leaflet was recycled in Washington County, Nebraska, and given to the Genealogical Association
Find A Grave Memorial# 54902971