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Mr. Lester Von Blackburn

Mr. Lester Von Blackburn
  • February 4, 1939 - November 27, 2018
  • Rock Falls, Illinois

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Lester "Von" Blackburn, 79 of Rock Falls died Tuesday November 27, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
He was born on February 4, 1939 in Rock Falls the son of Alton and Hazel (Kendell) Blackburn. He served in the US Navy from 1956 – 1959. Von married Jacqueline Seeley on June 26, 1965 in Sterling. He was the owner/operator of the former Blackburn's Standard Station located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Route 40 in Rock Falls from 1977 – 1998 when he retired. Von was a life member of the Sterling/Rock Falls VFW and was a member of the Eagles Club. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; his sister Donna (Duane) Newlon of Sun City West, AZ and one brother and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Sunday December 2, 2018 from 1-3 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Monday at 10 AM at the funeral home, with the Reverend Scott Porter officiating. Burial with military honors will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park.
Memorials in his memory to the Palliative Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospital; Rock River Hospice and Home and to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.