Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

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David Blue

September 5, 1956April 19, 2020
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David C. Blue, 63, of Mascoutah, Illinois passed away Sunday, April 19th, 2020. He was born September 5th, 1956 to Donald and Dana (Barton) Blue.

David was a Union Carpenter for 35 years before his retirement in 2011.

David was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Denise Settles, his Mother-in-law Jennie Gabel, Sisters-in-law Susan Mullaney and Katie Gabel, and an aunt, Nell Ferrell. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Ruth A. Blue whom he married June 10, 1977 in Belleville, IL. Son, Dave (Missy) Blue of St. Peters, Missouri, Daughter, Katie (Chris) Mense of Mascoutah, Illinois, grandchildren; Brody John, Grady James, and Finn Blue Mense, brothers; Donald (Ruth) Blue of Golconda, Illinois, Dan (Jodee) Blue of Millstadt, Illinois, a sister, Debbie (Dennis) Mernick of Belleville, Illinois, an aunt Betty Vickers of Millstadt, Illinois, brothers-in-law, Charlie Settles of Marissa, Illinois, Bud (Kelli) Gabel of Gloucester, Virginia, and Sisters-in-law; Dee Gabel of Lebanon, Illinois, Julie (Tony) Parks of Effingham, Illinois, and Patty (Phillip) Elmore of Beaverdam, Virginia. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

David was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, making crappie jigs and hunting. He loved being in the outdoors, especially at Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee, and Lake Okeechobee, Florida. He taught his grandsons about fishing and hunting every chance he got.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 18, 2020


David Blue

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July 27, 2020

I have lost a good friend and a person who would help you in any way he could.
I enjoyed the times we went hunting and fishing together, whether it was on the river or Realfoot Lake. We also worked together on different jobs.
David, they say as you go through life, if you only have one good friend you are blessed. So, I was truly blessed to have known you. You had to leave to soon.
"Just remember, David, you don't always have to fish with jigs, you
can use minnows, too."

Kelli Gabel

July 17, 2020

I will miss our Foxnews chats and so many other things. You always made me feel loved. ❤️❤️❤️

Clay Gish

July 8, 2020

Growing up, David and his family lived next door to mine. We were a tribe, all the kids in our neighborhood. May warm memories of David console his family, friends, and all of us in his tribe.

Carolyn (Weissert) Wottowa

June 6, 2020

Just wanted to extend our sympathy to the family. We didn’t really know Dave but we have some mutual connections. We do know Don & Ruth. I am Ruth’s cousin. After reading the obituary we have another connection. We knew Jennie Gabel. We were part of a Compassionate Friends group after Katie died. Just wanted to extend our sympathy to the family
Carolyn & Ralph Wottowa


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