He graduated from Smyrna John Bassett Moore High School, where he met his wife of 56 years, Betty Jane Regener. They farmed together until 1990.
Mr. Blendt served 4 consecutive terms as state representative and served on numerous committees including chairman of the Delaware State Water Conservation Committee, ASCS, Farm Bureau, grange member and Master of Smyrna Grange and elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna.
He received the award for Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year for the Smyrna and Clayton area in 1956. From 1986 to 1995, he worked as a real estate agent for Emerson Reality.
Mr. Blendt's hobbies included his family, oil painting, traveling and working on the Blendt family history, which is now in the Delaware Public Archives Hall of Records, Dover.
He bravely battled cancer for 10 years but spent many precious hours fishing and playing checkers with his grandchildren.
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