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Allan Harry Blood

November 15, 1932 ~ March 8, 2019 (age 86)

DEFOREST – Allan H. Blood, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019.  Al was born on November 15, 1932 in Richland County, WI to Harry and Amelia Blood.  He graduated from Madison East High in 1952.  Al married his best friend, Delores Cherek, on May 14, 1960 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mosinee, WI.  He worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 35 years as a locomotive engineer.  Al was a longtime member of St. Olaf Catholic Church.  He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, playing cards, and spending time with his family. Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.  Al, Dad, Grandpa, you will be greatly missed and you will live on forever in our hearts.

Al is survived by his wife of 59 years, Delores; children, Kelly (Steven Massey), Michael, John (Jo), and Jennifer Elvekrog (Will Wassertheurer); grandchildren, Kelsey, Nicolette, Allan, Shawna, Brendan, Alex, and Megan.  Further survived by, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Dianne Cherek and sister-in-law Jeanette Cherek, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH, 623 Jefferson Street, DeForest, with Fr. Vincent Brewer presiding.  A visitation will be held from 9:30AM until time of Mass on Saturday at the church.  Burial at St. Olaf Catholic Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Memory Care, Sun Prairie, WI and Agrace Hospice for their care and support.  To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:


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