Mr. Ersel Blackburn

Ersel Blackburn, age 88, of Armada died February 27, 2012. In 1978, Ersel retired from Bundy Tubing. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Ersel was active in Brace Beagling, a Life Member of Oakland Beagle Club, a member of Red Cedar Beagle Club and the Beagle Breeders Hall of Fame. Beloved husband of Margie (nee Hunt); dearest father of Kathy (Richard) Duynslager, Karen (Brian) Schluentz and the late Amanda Blackburn; loving grandfather of Richard (Shannon) Duynslager II, Brian Schluentz II, Ryan (Abby) Duynslager and Amanda (Luke) Roose and five great-grandchildren; dear brother of Chester (Judy) Blackburn, Fay Blackburn and the late Toka Hunt, Lucina and Ernestine Blackburn. Funeral 12 noon Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church, 74940 N. Fulton, Armada. Burial Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at Tiffany-Young & Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Avenue, Armada and at church Saturday 10 a.m.-12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Calvary Baptist or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
Published in The Macomb Daily on Feb. 29, 2012