Oct. 7, 1929-Sept. 28, 2013
Harvey L. Blackmer, of rural Barryton, passed away on September 28, 2013 shortly before his 84th birthday. He was born to Lawrence and Gertrude (Meier) Blackmer of Barryton on October 7, 1929. Harvey married Neita Frantz on June 2, 1950 in Barryton.
Welding was a lifelong occupation for Harvey which took him to many places across the state. He was the owner of Blackmer Welding from 1972 to 1990. He loved farming and gardening. Harvey called traditional square dance since the age of 19 until present. With Neita by his side they danced in multiple clubs, parades and festivals throughout the area.
His wife of 63 years, Neita (Frantz) survives him; he is also survived by his 5 daughters, Diann Wassenaar of Barryton, Karen (Duane) Coville of Remus, Geaneen (Lynn) Olger of Lyons, Lois (Russ) Mann of Rochester, IN, and Lorraine (Mark) Heffner of Morris, IL; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; he also leaves a sister Katherine Lucas of Mt. Pleasant; and brothers, Benjamin of Barryton, and Thomas of Mission, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Aaron and Fred; and sister's Ina Tomaszewski, Doris Lolli, Donella Spayd, Barbara VanNortwick.
Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Daggett Funeral Home in Barryton. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home in Barryton with Chaplain Wayne Shidler officiating. Memorial contributions in Harvey's name can be made to Heartland Hospice. Share a memory online at www.daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com