LYLE E. BLANCHARD, 65 ROCKFORD - Lyle E. Blanchard, 65, of Rockford, died Monday, August 26, 2013, in his home. Born June 22, 1948, in Rockford; the son of Lyle E. and Dorothy (Machek) Blanchard, Sr. Served during Vietnam in the 101st Army Airborne Infantry as a medic, and was part of the TET Offensive from 1969-1970. Married his wife, Leslie E. Johnson on September 28, 1991, in Rockford. Worked for over 20 years at Bergstrom Inc. as a welder, retiring in 2012. Survivors include his wife, Leslie of Rockford; brother, Barry Gierloff of Rockford; and sisters, Linda (Randy) Schott of Rockford an Judy Jenkins of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents. At Lyle's request, there will be no services. Cremation rites accorded by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel. Express online condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2013