John Blaine

April 3, 2016

John Blaine

Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ south of Massena with a luncheon following the service at the Massena Lion/Legion Hall. Pastor James Hansen will officiate the service.  

Open Visitation: Will be held on Thursday at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Family Visitation: Will be held on Thursday at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Memorials: To the family. 

John G Blaine was born August 5, 1954, the son of Ova and Elsie (Keller) Blaine in Iowa City, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 61.

John attended school in Corning, Iowa. After high school he married Shirley Kuesel. To this union three children were born: Christopher, Jacob and Christina. They raised their family in Massena and he worked as a carpenter. He also ran Blaine’s Produce in Massena, which he sold vegetables during the summer.

On October 15, 2005, he was united in marriage to Cindy Denney in Massena, Iowa. He enjoyed fishing, working in his wood shop and enjoyed car racing. He was known as the Massena handyman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Christina; brother, Jack Blaine; and three sisters, Mary Lou Lively, Karen Nath and Nancy Gracey.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Blaine of Massena; children, Chris Blaine (Lindsay), Jake Blaine (June) all of Massena and Ronnie Kingery; two step sons, Trevor Oberholtz (Mindy) of Rapid City, S.D. and Tyler Oberholtz of Adair; sister, Joanie Howe (Steve) of Creston; eight grandchildren, Natalie Blaine, Nellie Blaine, Dylan Blaine, Alora Oberholtz, Bryaint Kingery, Makieah Kingery, Braxton Kingery and Jazzlyn Kingery; brother-in-law, Herman Gracey of Osceola, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

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