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Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

James William Blubaugh

January 20, 1944June 2, 2019
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James William Blubaugh, 75, of Davenport, IA died June 2, 2019 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 pm on Thursday, June 6 at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, with a prayer service to follow. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Friday, June 7 at Our Lady of Victory Church, Davenport with a short visitation 30 minutes prior to service. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park.

Born January 20, 1944, James was the son of Fred Blubaugh and Agnes Cratty Blubaugh. He married Judith Elgin on November 12, 1966 at St. Patrick’s Church in Ottumwa, IA. He was a 1962 graduate of Albia High School, Albia, IA. He worked at Alcoa for 37 years and served in the IA National Guard from 1965 to 1972. After retirement, he and Judith enjoyed traveling. Jim was always a farmer at heart and enjoyed going back to the family farm as much as possible. He enjoyed tractor shows and farm auctions.

Jim was a man of few words. He enjoyed telling stories of the past and sharing facts and findings of just about anything. He was a quiet man and had a deep love for his family and country. Each grandchild had their own unique relationship with him, along with special adventures and memories.

He is survived by his wife Judith and two sons, Jeffrey Blubaugh, Davenport, IA and John (Gail) Blubaugh, Davenport, IA; grandchildren, Sydney Jensen, Davenport, IA, Jackson and Corbin Blubaugh, Davenport, IA.; brothers, Leo (Pat) Blubaugh, Chariton, IA.; and Robert (Marianne) Blubaugh, W. Des Moines, IA.; sister Sharon Blubaugh, Des Moines, IA., and several nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bernard Blubaugh and niece, Theresa Kyle.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bill Blubaugh
  • Nick Cattell
  • Pete Bowen
  • Jackson Blubaugh
  • Corbin Blubaugh
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Lady of Victory
  • Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House

Services

  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019

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John Pyrz

June 6, 2019

Judy, Jeff and John. Very sorry to hear about Jim. All of you are a fond memory of my childhood. Even if we pushed the limits as teenagers. My best wishes to all of you.
John Pyrz.

Joann Huettman

June 4, 2019

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and the days ahead.

Carol Stewart

June 4, 2019

Whenever I am thinking about times gone by in the Melrose area, and I am running through personalities from there, Jim has always been the kind and gentle spirit that I treasure from those days. That same quality came with him to the halls of Albia Community High School. Such a classy man we have lost.

Judith and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Carol Kenworthy Stewart

Brian Houlahan

June 3, 2019

Judy, John, Gail and family,

I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He was one of the kindest and nicest men I have ever known. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. The Houlahans

Marvin Sebolt

June 3, 2019

Judith and family I am very sorry to read of your loss of your husband and father. Please know I will be thinking of you and holding you up in prayer at this time. We will be thinking of you in the days to come. I know it is a very tough time but try to remember the good memories.

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