Milton "Squeech" Delmar Blackwell
Date: Fri., April 27, 2018
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home at Gerald
Date: Sat. April 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
St. Paul's UCC, Gerald
St. Paul's Cemetery, Gerald
Family requests memorials for St. Paul's Cemetery
Milton Delmar Squeech Blackwell of Leslie, MO departed this life on Thursday, April 19 at The Arbors at South Pointe in Washington. He had reached the age of 93 years, seven months, and five days.
Squeech was born on September 14, 1924 to the late John and Alice (Childers) Blackwell at Shotwell, near Gerald, MO.
He was united in marriage to Bonnie Lee Fritzemeyer on May 19, 1951 at St. Paul's UCC in Gerald.
He served in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant during World War II from 1944 to 1946. He was a farmer and worked with his brother, Ervin Blackwell at Pleasant View Hatchery in Gerald. He was a member of VFW Post 6133 and St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Gerald.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Lee Fritzemeyer; three brothers, Ervin Blackwell, Earl Blackwell, and Milford Blackwell; and one sister, Mildred Venneri.
His survivors include his brothers-in-law; Edward Fritzemeyer and wife Janice of Leslie and Ervin Fritzemeyer and wife Karen of Gerald; sisters-in-law, Loretta Schroeder of Gerald and Doris Fritzemeyer of Gerald; half-brother, Bill Blackwell; half-sisters, Margie Moise and Ruth Ann Rhea; nieces and nephews, John Venneri, Dean Blackwell, Janet Garber, Kim LaBoube, Rafe Fritzemeyer, Brandy Fritzemeyer, and Chas Fritzemeyer.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul's UCC in Gerald with Pastor Glenn Hollander officiating. He will be buried with full military honors at St. Paul's Cemetery in Gerald. Visitation will be Friday, April 27 at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Gerald 4 to 8 PM with a VFW service at 7 PM.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Cemetery Fund.