Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Woodhull. Burial is at the Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox in Woodhull, where memorials may be left to Bethany Lutheran Church or Clover Township Library. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknoxfuneralhome.com.
He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Rivoli Township, Ill., to Percy and Murrey Berkley Blaine. He graduated from Oxford Township/Alpha High School and married LaVona "Vonie" Rehn on Jan. 15, 1945, in Woodhull. She died March 30, 2003.
Bob farmed all his life. For several summers, he was employed by Bolduc & Sons in Woodhull. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was a mason for many years. He was a former director at Crescent Lake in Alpha.
He enjoyed playing cards as a member of the "50" Club. He was an avid Illini fan, enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading and especially being with friends and family.
Survivors include one son, Tim (Michelle) Blaine, Woodhull; five grandchildren, Sarah (Bob) Carlberg, Riverview, Fla., Melissa (Mike) Bushnell, Galesburg, Amanda Linnenberger, Indiana, Alison Blaine (Nick Kesler), Woodhull, and Briyan Iaun, California; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Sylvia Petrovich, Alpha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter, Kathy; five sisters and two brothers.
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