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Obituaries 12.20.21

89 year old Merle Petersen of Blair passed away last week. He is survived by his wife, Joy, and children Cindy Steen, Curt Petersen, Cheryl Sacco, Shane Petersen, Sheila Martin and their families sisters Pauline Bahnke and Ellen Whitaker and sister in law Judy McMaster. Private family services will be held.

65 year old Chuck Blankenbeckler passed away December 16th. He is survived by Gail Dunning, Linda Caldwell, Lois Van Boening, Bob Blankenbeckler along with their spouses and children. Visitation is tomorrow evening at Campbell Aman from six to 8pm. The Funeral is Wednesday, 10:30 at First United Methodist Church of Blair.

85 year old Jacqueline Leitherer McCandless died December 15th. She is survived by her children: Shannon Ward of Blair; Erin Turner of Eagle River, Alaska; Kelly of Rexburg, Idaho; Cory of Keokuk; Iowa Megan of Grand Rapids Michigan – along with their families. Graveside services are today at the Nauvoo City Cemetery in Illinois.

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