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Ronald Blad

Ronald D Blad

Tuesday, May 4th, 1937 - Friday, March 6th, 2020
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Obituary

Ronald Blad, 82, of Moline, IL, died Friday, March 6, 2020, at UnityPoint Trinity West Medical Center in Rock Island, IL. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 10 th , from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline.  Services will be held Wednesday, March 11 th , at 10:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 – 13 th Street, Moline. Memorials may be made to the church, or to the donor’s favorite animal shelter. Ronald was born in Moline on May 4, 1937, son of Robert and Margaret (DeDoncker) Blad.  On August 31, 1963, he married Judy Possin, who survives. Ron served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.  He was employed by John Deere Plow Planter Works, and then the John Deere Foundry, retiring when it closed in 1993.  He was then self-employed doing landscaping and snow plowing in the Quad City area, and was a member of the local UAW.  He enjoyed working in the yard and was a real handyman who could fix anything.  He especially loved the coffee at McDonald’s and having coffee and donuts at Dunkin Donuts. In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by sons, Kent (Veronica) Blad of Rock Island, and Brian (Christine) Blad of Elburn, IL; a sister, Margaret (Johnny) Ruiz of Toledo, OH; a brother, Hjalmer Blad of Daleville, AL; five grandchildren, Stephanie Farrow, Tiffany (Chris) Foley, Nathan Schmalenbach, Evan Blad, and Vaughn Blad; seven great-grandchildren, Terrance Russell, Jr., Keyonte Farrow, Evan Foley, Kashe Farrow, Desire Farrow, Noah Foley, and Eli Foley; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
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Bob Eisenman

Posted at 12:00am
Brian, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope you take peace and comfort in your memories of your Dad. Bob
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Rich and Sandy Strosahl

Posted at 12:00am
Our sympathy and prayers at this time of your loss!
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Elton & Kathie Head

Posted at 12:00am
We always met in a pile of Blads at the Jesup house of Alder & Phoebe - Ron from Moline and me from Lakota, 120 miles the other direction. I remember that it was annoying that every time, no matter if I was 8 or 10 or 12, he always managed to be 3 years older than me.... But the smile was always the same.
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W.J. Coulter

Posted at 12:00am
Sad to hear of Ron’s passing. I knew him as he occasionally did odd jobs for my father some 20 years ago. A soft spoken man who always was willing to lend a hand.
RD

Robert & Maureen Day

Posted at 12:00am
Kent, we are so very sorry for your loss. Know that we are keeping you and the Blad family in our prayers. May you feel God’s comfort during this difficult time.
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