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Marlon D. Blair, 75

Jul 19, 2010

Marlon Blair

Austin — Marlon Duane Blair, age 75, died at his home in Austin, surrounded by his family on July 13, 2010, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Funeral Services were held on July 16, 2010, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in Austin. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

He was born June 9, 1935, to Lyle and Hattie (Peterson) Blair, in Swea City, Iowa. He attended country school in Iowa before moving with his family to Minnesota where he graduated from Huntley High School in 1954. He married Donna Butler on April 27, 1963, at East Lutheran Church, in Delavan. They made their home in Winnebago the first year of their marriage. Marlon was a glazier at glass companies. His work included a variety of glass jobs including many stained glass windows for churches. He worked for Vets Glass until moving to Austin in 1964 when he began work for The Glass Shop. After 10 years he went to work for Ford-McNutt Glass, in Rochester. He then spent 17 years at Greene Doors and Hardware in Dodge Center. He retired in 2005 after 51 years’ work. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, the Eagle’s and the Oak Park Village Board of Directors. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, yard work, flowers and spending time with family, especially his grandsons. Marlon loved sports, including the Vikings, Twins and Gophers.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Julie (Pat) Farnsworth and Kimberley Blair, all of Austin; two grandchildren, Justin and Logan; brothers, Lyle “Gene” (Carol) Blair, of Minneapolis, Ronald (Linda) Blair, of Winnebago, Paul (Carol) Blair, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; sister, Carolyn (David) Hillier, of Austin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard Butler, of Winnebago, Lorraine (Pierre) Willette, of Blue Earth, and Joyce (Richard) Scofield, of Winnebago; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law; father-in-law; an infant daughter, Amy; and a sister-in-law, Janis Federline.

Memorials are preferred to donors choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com