Steven Edward Blake, 72, passed away peacefully at his residence March 3, 2019 in Carbondale.
Steve was born September 30, 1946, in Mason City, Iowa the son of the late Jerome and Winifred (Porter) Blake.
Steve is survived by his sons; Matthew (Elizabeth) Blake; Jonathan Blake; O’Dellon Blake; sister Mary Westray; brother William (Yasuko) Blake; grandchildren; Sam and Max Blake; nieces Sara (David) Arnold; Tomatha (Miha) Blake; Stephanie Blake; nephews; Eric Westray; Anthony Datzenberg; several grand nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Winifred Blake; brother Thomas Blake; his favorite Uncle Edward Blake a Veteran of WWI.
Visitation will be Saturday March 9, 2019 from 9-10 a.m. at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Carbondale with Mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father Robert Flannery officiating.
Steven will be laid to rest at Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois with full Military Rites.
Memorial Donations may be made to Arbor Day Foundation 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410.
Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Carbondale entrusted with arrangements.