|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1868|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1946|
"Mrs. August Blanke, 78, a resident of the Grant Park and Momence communities the greater part of her life, died at 11:50 o'clock Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.S. Morton of the east side, where she had been for care since May 11.
Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the pastor, the Rev. L.O. Walper, in charge. Burial was made at Union Corners cemetery with six grandsons serving as casket bearers. The remains had been taken Sunday from the Canaday chapel to the Morton home where they lay in state until the hour of the funeral.
Mary A. Blanke was born at Petersburg on April 17, 1868. She was married in Grant Park to August Blanke on Feb. 22, 1885, having celebrated her 61st anniversary this year, fifty seven of the 61 years, having been spent in Grant Park.
Surviving in addition to her husband are seven daughters, two sons, 45 grandchildren, 57 great greandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, and a sister. Three children, Fred, August and Leona preceded her in death."
[Credit: The Momence Progress Reporter June 21, 1946 page 1. Courtesy of Momence Genealogy Corner.]
August Blanke (1862 - 1952)*
Fred H. Blanke (1886 - 1944)*
Rosa L. Groeling (1890 - 1959)*
Alvina Marie Blanke Volling (1892 - 1990)*
Henry Blanke (1895 - 1988)*
Christine Mary Blanke Born (1897 - 1980)*
Mabel L. Morton (1899 - 1986)*
Jeanette D. Blanke Trumble (1905 - 1980)*
Union Corners Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 27, 2009
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