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Leroy Blankenbeckler

October 9, 1944 ~ July 2, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Leroy Blankenbeckler, 77, of Veedersburg was called home to heaven on July 2, 2022. Leroy spent the last 7 years battling cancer, but he spent his last days on earth at home wrapped in the love of his family. Leroy was full of love and appreciation for Teresa (Terry) his wife of 39 years. They were married on May 21, 1983. He was a wonderful dad, grandpa, and great grandpa.

Leroy was a hard worker. He began working full time when he was only fourteen years old. He spent many years working at a sawmill, a steel mill, Olin (Flexel), The Waters, and T-Pack. Even though he worked swing shift and lots of overtime, he always had a "second job." For decades, he planted, sprayed, shaped, and maintained 25 acres of Christmas trees at Janeway's Tree Farm. He masterfully shaped and trimmed shrubs for private homes and business. He remodeled houses decades before the term "flipping" houses even existed. He made custom cabinets and unique woodworking projects for many. He even spent his "spare time" building our family home from the ground-up. He later customized our family home with a one-of-a kind gazebo and custom kitchen. He retired in 2013 but remained active. He loved woodworking, fishing, gardening, feeding the birds, and riding in "Big Red." He was an amazing man with a kind heart. We will miss him and honor him in our memory every day.

Leroy was born October 9, 1944, in Morehead, Kentucky. He was the son of Glen and Gerturde (Lambert) Blankenbeckler. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife Teresa; their six children: Terry (Lisa) Blankenbeckler; Sheri (Jimmy) Conrad; Todd (Dawn) Blankenbeckler; Jennifer (Tony) Karushis; Libby (Brian Murphy) Roberts; and Amber (Dustin) Norman; a special daughter-in-law Tammie Blankenbeckler; ten grandchildren: Julia (Ryan) Blue; Nathan (Aubrey) Riley; Kyle (Courtney) Blankenbeckler; Jordan (Rachel) Blankenbeckler; Garrett Blankenbeckler; Nick (Jessica) Blankenbeckler; Drew and Elizabeth Karushis; Stella and Noah Norman; ten great grandchildren: Savannah, Serena, Shaley, Koby, Zoey, Kain, and Nova Blankenbeckler; Dawson and Adalyn Blue; and Archie Riley; and five of his siblings: Linda (Jerry) Brock; Ray (Joellen) Blankenbeckler; John (Kerry) Blankenbeckler; Ron (Chris) Blankenbeckler, and Kenny (Judy) Blankenbeckler.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S 1st Street, in Kingman on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 2:00 pm till the time of the funeral service at 5:00 pm with Pastor Loren Stephens officiating. Cremation will follow the service. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Prairie Creek Baptist Church, c/o Irene Norman, 3304 S Meridian Road, Kingman, IN 47952. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 8, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Care
203 S 1st Street, PO Box 100
Kingman, IN 47952

Funeral Service
Friday
July 8, 2022

5:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Care
203 S 1st Street, PO Box 100
Kingman, IN 47952
 

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Donations

Prairie Creek Baptist Church
c/0 Irene Norman, 3304 S Meridian Road, Kingman IN 47952

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