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Emmett L Blazier

February 10, 1926 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 95)


Emmett L. Blazier, 95, of Harvard, passed away at home surrounded by family.

Emmett was born Feb. 10, 1926 to Frank and Regina (Whaples) Blazier in Capron, IL.  He married Verda M. Loudenbeck on Feb. 2, 1950 at the Harvard United Methodist Church.  Emmett was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church, served in the Navy during WWII ,and was the owner of Blazier Disposal.

He is survived by his wife: Verda M. Blazier of Harvard, children Cindy (John) Lagerhausen of  Harvard, Jackie Slavin of Harvard, Becky (Phil) Knight of Harvard, daughter-in-law Darcey Blazier of Woodstock, 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randy Blazier, brother James Blazier, and sister Louise Roush.

The visitation will be 9 – 11 AM on Sat., Jan. 8 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard, IL 60033.  The funeral will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Chemung United Methodist Church.

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Call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home for more info at 815-943-5400.

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January 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
107 W. Sumner St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Funeral Service
January 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Chemung United Methodist Church
212 Rt. 173
Harvard, IL 60033

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