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Melvin "Gene" Blonde

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Melvin "Gene" Blonde Obituary
Melvin Gene Blonde, 85, of Litchfield Township, passed away Sunday (11-03-2013) at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born March 1, 1928 in Litchfield Township, MI to Gerald and Irene (Wilcox) Blonde and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1947. Gene was a self-employed truck driver and was employed by Simpson Industries for 30 years. He was also a farmer and raised spotted hogs. He was active in the 4-H swine barn at the Hillsdale County Fair for 25 years. He also belonged to the I.O.O.F. and coached Little League ball teams for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Minar) Blonde, whom he married December 24, 1949;
2 sons, Craig (Allison) Blonde of Homer; Kevin Blonde of Litchfield; 1 sister, Joan Kahle of Portage; grandchildren, Lisa (Dennis) Hart of Fort Wayne IN; Evan Blonde of Homer; and step-great-granddaughter, Shannon Brennan. Gene was preceded in death by his daughter (Carron Houchen), and brothers (Charles, Marion, and Robert Blonde).

Visitation is scheduled Tuesday from 5-8 PM at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Litchfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:00 PM, at the Litchfield United Methodist Church with Reverends Julie Yoder Elmore and Clyde Wonders officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Litchfield. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield United Methodist Church Food Pantry or the Hillsdale County 4-H Council.

To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com)
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Nov. 7, 2013
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