Elvin D. Blunt, age 66 of New Douglas, IL passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Community Hospital of Staunton in Staunton, IL.
He was born on Thursday, July 26, 1951 in Highland, IL. He was the son of Bobby G. and Naomi L. (Watson) Blunt. He was first married to Jo Ellen Harrison, they were divorced and then he later married Alice F. Post on March 2, 1985 at the New Douglas Baptist Church in New Douglas, IL.
Elvin was a Carpenter who worked for over 40 years at his occupation. He was part owner in Blunt Construction. He had previously worked at Wagner Electric, Wicks Organ, and drove a milk truck for David Whiteside Milk Hauling. He later worked on many construction projects for Shell Oil Refinery.
He was a member of Carpenter’s Union Local O664 in Alton, IL; Elvin was a member and former Captain and Assistant Fire Chief for the New Douglas Fire Department with over 35 years of volunteer service. He was also a member of the Madison County Firemen’s Association and the 3M Firefighter’s Association. Elvin was a current member of the board of directors for the Staunton Area Ambulance Service. He was also a long time blood donor with over 100 gallons donated. Elvin was a former Trustee for the Village of New Douglas and a former member of the board of directors for the Three County Public Water District. He was a Life Member and former President of the New Douglas Community Club. He also played kitten ball and softball for the New Douglas Community Club Team. He was an avid golfer and participated in league play at the Oak Brook Golf Club for 40 years.
Elvin is survived by his wife: Alice Blunt of New Douglas, IL; Stepson: Mark Massey, his wife Danielle of Staunton, IL; Stepdaughters: Shari Adair, her husband Tim of Highland, IL and Ruth Reincke, her husband Roger of Irving, IL; Step-Grandchildren: Dale Reincke, Heather Reincke Greenwood, Brandon Adair, Brittani Adair Robertson, Rachel Adair Crouse, Mark Massey Jr., Erin Massey, and Megan West. Step-Great Grandchildren: Ella Greenwood, Amya Greenwood, Kyla Greenwood, Westin Greenwood, Sydney Reincke, Madison Reincke, Payton Reincke, Ellie Crouse, Ava Crouse, Audrey Robertson, Reed Adair, and Quinn Massey. Brother: Michael Blunt, his wife Vicki of Sorento, IL and Sister: Patricia Rausch, her husband Frank of New Douglas, IL. Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Parents: Bobby and Naomi Blunt.
A Visitation for Elvin Blunt will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 4 to 8 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church located at 205 N 7th Street in New Douglas, IL 62074.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas, IL with Deacon Patricia Caley officiating.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Elvin Blunt can be made to the New Douglas Fire Department, the Staunton Area Ambulance Service, or to the New Douglas Cemetery.
The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston, IL is privileged to take care of the arrangements and services for Elvin Blunt and his Family.