Dale Blunt

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Feb. 27, 1928 -- Jan. 21, 2014

A celebration of life service for Dale Blunt was held Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Terril.

Dale Miner Blunt, the son of Olive (Miner) and Clyde Blunt, was born Feb. 27, 1928 in Milford. On Dec. 23, 1951, Dale married Eileen Margene Swartz in Terril. For four years, the couple lived on a farm northeast of Terril. They then moved to Gnadenhutten, Ohio for three years until they moved back to Terril. At that time, Dale began working at the Spencer Packing Plant, where he worked for 16 years until it closed. He worked some construction before beginning his job as custodian at the Terril Community School. After 14 years, he retired in order to enjoy his family and all of their activities. In his spare time, Dale also enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins.

Dale passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer at 85 years of age.

He was survived by his wife, Eileen (Swartz) Blunt; three daughters, LaDonna (Steve) Hansen, Marlena (Leonard) Langner and Beth (Dale) Miller; six grandchildren, Eric Hansen, Emily Ostert, Ross Hansen, Corey Langner, Abbey Moomaw and Alex Langner; three step-grandsons, Brad, Brian and Scott Miller; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Von (Sue) Blunt; one sister, Doris Arthur; and numerous loving relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Olive Blunt; grandson, Clint Miller; brothers, Arthur (Dawn) Blunt and Howard Blunt; sisters, Eleanor (Dale) Upward and Gladys Blunt; brother-in-law, Jack Arthur.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.