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William Blain

January 13, 1933 — June 12, 2019

William C. "Bill" Blain, 86, of Eureka, IL passed away at 4:52 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

He was born on January 13, 1933 in Congerville, IL a son of George Howard and Nellie Reeser Blain. He married Ruby Moore on October 26, 1952 in Congerville, IL. She survives.

Survivors also include one son, Frank (Amy) Blain of Peoria; Granddaughter, Melissa Blain of East Peoria; sister, Mary Hunsinger of El Paso; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son; Curtis Blain, 2 brothers and one sister.

Bill worked at Caterpillar in Morton for 41 years.

He was a member of East Peoria Mennonite Church, Eureka Sportsman Club, Secor Sportsman Club and Kennell Lake. He was the past president of the Caterpillar retiree Club.

He also volunteered at the Et Cetera Shop in Eureka.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. Pastor Kim Litwiller will officiate. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Graveside services

JUN 15. 11:00 AM (CST)

Olio Township Cemetery
1015 S. Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

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