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Duane "Rev" Blackwell


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Duane "Rev" Blackwell Obituary
Duane "Rev" Blackwell
CHILLICOTHE - Duane "Rev" Emerson Blackwell, 61, of Lake Zurich, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away at home on Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the funeral home and proceed to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be at a later date at Sparland Cemetery in Sparland, IL.
Rev was born on March 13, 1957, in Peoria, IL, the youngest child to the late Donald and Alice Blackwell. He was raised in Chillicothe, IL, having graduated from Chillicothe High School. He obtained a degree in Communications from Illinois State University.
He was a longtime member of St Francis de Sales Church, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Ministry of Care.
Rev is the loving husband of Karen Blackwell; dear father of Britt (Jennifer) Blackwell and Eric (Laura) Blackwell; brother of Don (Nancy) Blackwell of Morton, IL, Debby (Barry) Lane of Greenfield, IA, and the late Billy Blackwell; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Jax.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis de Sales Ministry of Care, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, IL, 60047.
For funeral information, call 847-540-8871 or visit AhlgrimFFS.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 11 to June 13, 2018
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