James Axel Netterblade Sr.
1943 - 2021
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James Axel Netterblade Sr., 77, of Philipsburg and formerly of Lanse, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at his residence.

Born Dec. 15, 1943, he was the son of the late Axel E. and Mildred F. (Long) Netterblade, formerly of Lanse.

He was retired from the coal business. In his earlier days, he enjoyed stock car racing at over 76 different tracks, having won many track championships.

On April 4, 1964, he wed Sandra Jean (Jones) Netterblade, who preceded him in death April 28, 2008. He was also preceded in death by a son, James Axel Netterblade Jr. on Dec. 10, 2015.

Surviving are one daughter, Jeannine Renee and her fiancé, Eric Yarger of Lanse; one step-grandson, Cole Yarger and his wife, Tiffany of North Carolina; and two step-great-grandchildren, Dawson and Niyah Yarger of North Carolina; a sister, Phyllis Audrey Conway and her husband, Wally of Palmyra and a brother, Lee R. Netterblade and his wife, Marlene of Williamsport.

He was a liver transplant recipient, having celebrated his 18th year on Feb. 23, 2021.

There will be no public visitation.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest at Grassflat-Lanse Lutheran Cemetery, Grassflat.

Strange & Weaver Funeral Service, Morrisdale, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in Gant Daily from Mar. 9 to Mar. 12, 2021.
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March 10, 2021
Hi Jeannine. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Praying for you sweetie.
Cindy Webster
March 9, 2021
Jim and my Father worked together as locksmiths at Penn State in the early to mid 60's. One time he had trailer problems while racing at Houtzdale speedway, and couldn't haul his stock car back to his house. He asked my Dad if he could park it at our house and my Dad said sure, no problem. I was the hit of the town when all the kids found out it was parked in our driveway. We all climbed in and sat in the driver's seat, great times as a youngster. In 1967 I was in the military and had an old 57' chevy and my Dad asked Jim if he would paint it for me, Jim replied yeah sure no problem. How much Jim? nothing for a son that is in the military. Many fond memories of Jim. RIP God Speed Dennis Dillon
Dennis
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March 9, 2021
Jim was a good friend in high school and I last saw him at his home when he was still in Lanse. RIP Jim!!
Allan E Peters (Pete)
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