Gordon F. Blackert

Born: Sun., Jan. 24, 1926
Died: Fri., Nov. 2, 2012


Visitation

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 04, 2012
Location: Vandemore Funeral Home -Atkinson


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Nov. 05, 2012
Location: Zion United Methodist Church


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Gordon F. Blackert, 86, of Geneseo, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  Funeral services celebrating Gordon’s life will be 10:30 AM Monday, November 5th at Zion United Methodist Church, Hooppole.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Burial will follow in Hooppole Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Hooppole American Legion Post.  A visitation for Gordon will be 3-5 Sunday at the Atkinson Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes.  Memorials may be directed to the Gordon Blackert Memorial Fund.

Gordon was born January 24, 1926 in rural Prophetstown, IL the son of John Henry and Florence (Fehlman) Blackert.  He was a graduate of Prophetstown High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Gordon was united in marriage to Darlene Anderson in 1946.  She preceded him in 1999.  He married Sandra Heller December 30, 2000 in Hooppole, IL.  Gordon was a lifetime farmer in rural Hooppole.  He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, Hooppole and the American Legion Post in Hooppole.  Gordon served on the Prophetstown School Board for over 20 years and was the Yorktown Township Tax Assessor for many years.  He enjoyed golfing and reading but his true passion was farming.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra;  2 sons and spouses: Kent (Lynn) Blackert, Prophetstown, IL and Kevin (Kim) Blackert, Orion, IL; 2 daughters and spouse: Candice (Virgil) Hairgrove, Morton, IL and Chris Blackert, Davenport, IA; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren;  4 Stepchildren and spouses: Lynn (Jim) Bos, Jim (Kathy) Heller, John (Judi) Heller, Tom (Ann) Heller; 10 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents,  his first wife, Darlene, and 2 sisters: Lois and June.

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Diana Franks
   Posted Sat November 03, 2012
I sorry to hear about Gordon and I send my prayers to all of his family and loved ones.

Helen Claeys
   Posted Sat November 03, 2012
Sandra,
I was so sorry to read about your loss of Gordon. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Darrell & Carolyn Oldfield
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Dear Sandra.........our deepest sympathy to you and yours. Our prayers
are with you.

Jim & Lois King
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Sandy, May all your beautiful memories comfort you at this time. May God comfort you in your loss.

Jim & Lois King
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Blackert Family May God bring you comfort at this time, with all the beautiful memories you have of your Dad. We will always remember Gordon for his years of dedication to the school board.
God Bless you All.

Jim & Lois King
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Blackert Family May God bring you comfort at this time, with all the beautiful memories you have of your Dad. We will always remember Gordon for his years of dedication to the school board.
God Bless you All.

Jerry Reedy
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Gordy was among a group of regular guys who came for coffee every morning at McDonald's in Geneseo where I work as breakfast manager. He was always friendly and soft-spoken and I will miss his kind smiling face at my counter.

Cyndi (Geiger) Hughes
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Some of you kids may not remember me but I am so sorry to hear that your Dad is no longer with us. I have many childhood memories of coming out to the farm. Your parents had a way of making me feel so special. I always looked forward to our visits with all of you. May the good lord help you through this difficult time and ease your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cyndi (Betty (Geiger) daugther)

Theresa Kliment-Weak
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Dear Blackert Family,

Sending prayers for your family at this sad time with the loss of your loved one.

Cheryl J (Kliment) Dye
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
To the Blackert family: So sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace that comes from your memories of Gordon comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Steve & Cheryl Dye

Nick and Norma Simon
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Our sympathy. Know that you are in our prayers.

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