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Neil J Blanos

October 29, 1936 April 19, 2018
Neil J Blanos
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Obituary for Neil J Blanos

Neil Blanos, 81, of Crete, Illinois (formerly of Pleasant Hill, Iowa) passed away at his home of 37 years on April 19, 2018 surrounded by his family and his faith. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary; his four daughters, Jill Kissell (Don), Ellie McElvogue (Bill), Cheryl Jones (Tom), and Stephanie Richerme (Tom); four grandchildren, Joshua Jefferson (Rachel), Neil Bitting (Deann), Todd Bitting (Sara), and Tiffanie Richerme; and seven great-grandchildren, Aiden and Juniper Jefferson; Peyton, Clint, and Nicholas Bitting; and Nathan and Eliana Bitting. Neil was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Blanos and his sister, Constance Nobis.

Neil was born and raised in Passaic County, New Jersey. He graduated from Clifton High school. In 1956 he joined the Air Force where he served 4 years. In 1960, he moved with his wife and children to Des Moines, Iowa to be closer to extended family. Once in Des Moines, he set out on a career path in the Oil Industry eventually rising to regional vice president of a multi-state operation. His work ethic was second to none, a value that he spread to a multitude of family, friends, and associates. Neil touched the lives of many with his strong personality and values.

A visitation is scheduled for Monday, April 23 from 4 to 8 at Fagen Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Avenue, St. John, Indiana. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 10 A.M. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 528 W 77th Avenue, Schererville, Indiana. Neil will be buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, Iowa with services on Wednesday, April 25., at 1:00 p.m.

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visitation at funeral home




4:00 PM 4/23/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John

8580 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373

Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John
8580 Wicker Avenue St. John 46373 IN
United States

funeral service at church




10:00 AM 4/24/2018 10:00:00 AM
Saint George Hellenic Orthodox Church

77th Ave
Schererville, IN 46375

Saint George Hellenic Orthodox Church
77th Ave Schererville 46375 IN
United States

Cemetery Details


Oakwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

pleasant hill, IA .

, pleasant hill . IA
United States

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