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Frank Blakley

December 17th, 1940 - January 1st, 2016

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Frank Blakley, 75, of Bevington passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016, with his family by his side at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 5, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winterset. A memorial service will follow beginning at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 5, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. The burial will be held at a later date in the Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Memorials may be made to the family and online condolences may be left for the family at ochiltree.com.
Frank Lee Blakley son of, John and Dorothy (Vance) Blakley, was born December 17, 1940 in Herrold, Iowa. Frank attended schools in the Johnston area and obtained his GED after beginning his working career. He worked at Camp Dodge for the state starting at young age. Frank later joined the Iowa National Guard and worked as a mechanic on the camp until retiring in 1988. In retirement, he worked at the Madisonian & The Shopper for many years.
Frank was united in marriage with Carol Wendelboe on September 25, 1965, at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Two children were born to this union, Chad and Leiloni. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winterset. In his youth, Frank participated in rodeos which inspired his lifelong passion for farm animals that he instilled in his grandchildren. He hunted coon for many years and belonged to the Madison County Coon Hunters Association. He enjoyed fishing and watching westerns in his free time. Frank touched many lives through the Special Olympics, which he was a volunteer and coach for many years. He was known to be a jokester, and always tried to make the people around him smile. Frank was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who cherished the time he spent with his family.
Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Blakley of Bevington; son, Chad Blakley of Bevington; daughter, Leiloni Blakley of Bevington; step-son, Tim Kline of Polk City; grandchildren, Cherokee Blakley; Shania Blakley; Naomi Blakley; sisters, Ramona Crabtree of Madrid; Madeline (Robert) Spooner of Ankeny; Natoma “Toni” Alberts of Adel; Fred “Buck” Blakley of Lineville; and many awesome nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles and Steve Blakley; and sister, Marjorie Bennethum.

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Name Frank Blakley
Date of Birth December 17th, 1940
Date of Death January 1st, 2016
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Location 1823 North John Wayne Drive
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Brian Drey published condolence .

Carol and Leiloni, So sorry to hear of Franks passing. It was great to be able to see Frank several months ago before I had to take another job! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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John Jameson published condolence .

I am so sorry to hear about Frank. He was a great man and would do anything for any person . I found out about the Funeral today, January 6th 2016. May God be with you during this time. John Jameson

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Brenda Gavin published condolence .

Carol and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and so sorry for your loss. He always made me smile when I talked to him at the pharmacy! Prayers to you...

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Kimberly Lukenbill published condolence .

I loved Frank. He was funny. I am friend of his grandchildren for 5 years now. He was an awesome person. He loved to joke around. My sympathy goes to Carol and family. Love you guys. Stay strong. -Kim-

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Barb Woods published condolence .

So sorry to read of Frank's passing. I will miss running into him at Walmart. The girls and I send our condolences.

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Glenna Camp published condolence .

Carol & family...I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Frank with that friendly smile on his face to let you know how glad he was to see you. I have always appreciated the kindness your family extended to others. It's hard to lose loved ones, but all the special memories help with the process. Frank will be missed. Take care. Glenna Camp

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Teresa And Russ Fleming Family published condolence .

Oh Frank. How we will miss seeing you around so much. You were an amazing caring person who loved raising all those girls! You were zachs buddy, protector, and friend. He sure loved you. You were such a family man and wanted only the best for them. You were so loved and will be sorely missed by this community! Love always the flemings.

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