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MASON CITY — Richard R. Blunt, 93, of Mason City, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church, 200 14th St. N.W., Mason City, with the Rev. Mike Daley officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Mason City Veterans. The Mason City Fire Department Honor Guard will also provide honors.

Inurnment will be in the Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

A visitation will be held 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the family.

Richard was born Jan. 25, 1923, son of Irving and Lela (Ackerson) Blunt. He graduated from Charles City High School, Class of 1941. Richard "Dick" married Elizabeth "Betty" (McDougle) on June 27, 1942, in Austin, MN, and they were blessed with five children. Richard was drafted into the Navy in 1942 and served until 1945. He worked as a Firefighter for the City of Mason City for 35 years, retired as captain, worked for Sears as an installer, owned and operated a private fencing company for 43 years, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and adopted grandfather to many.

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Richard enjoyed working, doing for others, and hosting events at the family cabin, in Clear Lake. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Richard was a member at Grace United Methodist Church, and in recent years attended New Life Tabernacle, lifetime member of the VFW and M.O.C., served on the VFW Honor Guard, Chairman of NICCU, American Legion, a Plank Owner of the U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner.

Richard is survived by his son, Mike (Kris) Blunt, Mason City; daughters, Pamela Hardy, Crystal, MN, Sally Jo (Danny) Tripp, Mason City; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty Blunt, two sons, Richard H. Blunt, James Blunt; five brothers, Clyde Blunt, Melvin Blunt, Roy Blunt, Robert Blunt, Clarence Blunt; six sisters, Iva Zeglin, Velera Hunsacker, Dorothy Baumgartner, Mary Lee Deneen, Virginia Hereid, Doris Remer.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City. 641-423-2372.Colonialchapels.com.

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