Funeral services for John Joseph Bladel, 68, of Montgomery will be held on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Rinehart officiating. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 10 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois with Hodgson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bladel was born March 29, 1938 in Rock Island, Illinois and passed away on January 19, 2007 in Conroe, Texas. He graduated from Rock Island High School in 1956. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #91 for 35 years and after his retirement, he moved to Texas where he has resided for the last twelve years.
John's parents, Phillip and Mary Moran Bladel; son, Scott Bladel; sisters, Marilyn Lowe and Joanne Hart, all preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Virginia Pickett Bladel; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Jeff Brady; son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Lori Bladel; grandchildren, Jake and Tim Brady, Joni Bladel Bockwoldt and Jane Bladel; great grandson, Riley Bockwoldt. He is also survived by his sister, Norma Merideth, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.