Charles L. Blankenship

January 6, 1939 – January 25, 2023

BLOOMINGTON – Charles L. “Chuck” Blankenship, aged 84, of Bloomington, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 4:40 p.m. at Heritage Health, Bloomington, IL.

A Masonic service for Chuck will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL, followed by his funeral service. Reverend Wayne Giermann will officiate. The funeral will take place in Chenoa Twp. Cemetery, Chenoa, IL. The visit will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the memorial.

In lieu of flowers, the family proposes a memorial to Shriners Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Chuck was born on January 6, 1939 in Pontiac, IL to Marvin and Annie Hale Blankenship.

He had married Judith Brandt on January 12, 1959.

His three children survived: Rev. Keith Blankenship, Bonfield, IL, Janine (William) Halm, Bloomington, IL, Eric (Mary) Blankenship, Bloomington IL; eight grandchildren: Kristen Blankenship, Champaign, IL, Levana (Katie) Blankenship, Bloomington, IL, Joel Blankenship, LeRoy, IL, Alyssa (Aaron) Curtis, Bloomington, IL, Shannon Halm, Gibson City, IL, Jordan (Mikah) Halm , Algonquin, IL; Paige Blankenship, Bloomington, IL; Brett Blankenship, Peoria, IL; six great-grandchildren: Abigail, Kolton, Raelynn, Brinley, Indie, and Boston; one sister, Jean Stenger, Clearfield, UT; and a special friend, Rose Larkin, of Bloomington, IL.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jesse Blankenship; brother, James Blankenship; sisters: Dorothy Miller, Thelma Shoup and Virginia Morrissey; and a very close friend, Shirley Shafer.

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