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Jack A. Blades

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Jack Blades
Jack A. Blades, 85, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City.There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be Masonic services this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com. Jack was born July 22, 1924 in Sioux City to Raymond and Jean (Baker) Blades.He attended Liberty School at Merrill graduating in 1942.He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army.He was married to DeLores Bornholtz on Aug. 24, 1951 in Sioux City. The couple had lived in Cherokee since 1975, prior to this in Sioux City. Jack worked for Dahl Truck Lines, Hagan Truck Lines, Sioux City Motor Express and was a waste water treatment plant operator for the City of Sioux City. He was superintendent of the waste water treatment plant in Cherokee, retiring in 1986.He had also been an independent trucker under Blades Trucking. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. He was a member and Past Master of Triangle Lodge #643 in Sioux City, Sioux City Consistory, Abu-Bekr Shrine Temple, Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and sports. Every year he looked forward to his vacation in the Black Hills. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Scott Blades in 1998 and a daughter Starla Cason in 2002.

He is survived by his wife DeLores, a sister, Carol Dudla of Jewett City, Conn.; a daughter, Sheryl Wilcox and her husband Tim of Sioux City;a daughter-in-law Brenda Blades of Sioux Falls, S.D.; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren;