Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD.
Victor Merno Blade, 65, died at his home of natural causes on Thursday, December 26, 2013. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Victor was born September 29, 1948 in Lemmon, SD to Marion and Lula (Ford) Blade. Victor was a farmer and rancher for his entire life. He loved riding horses, fishing, farming, and working in his garden. He was a skilled mechanic and enjoyed tinkering. He will be remembered for always lending a hand when needed. He recently began attending Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton.
Victor is survived by his children, Ian (Carla) Hettinger, ND, Brad (Kristie), Belfield, ND, Cherri (Steve) Hendricks, Hettinger, ND, and Justin (Jamie), Canton, SD; brothers, Randy, Terry, Neil, David, and Leonard; sisters, Cindy and Linda; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willie and Val; and sister, Sherry.
6 messages have been left
Ian, Brad, Cherri, and Justin; I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so unfair that God has decided to take your dad so shortly after He took mom. I really wish that I could be there for you all, but I have taken my time at getting my job done here. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
To the Blade family we were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thought and prayers during this difficult time.
Ian, Brad, Cherri and Justin;
Jeff and I are very sorry to hear about your dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love Kristie Vitale (Blade) and Jeff Blade.
My thoughts & prayers are left w/ you all!
I was too young to really know my Uncle Victor when I met him the few times our family has gotten together. But I am still saddened by his loss.
RIP Uncle Victor
Love, Nicole Blade
I wish to express to the entire family my deepest condolences in the loss of your father, brother, and grandfather. Words can’t describe the feeling each of you are going through right now and only time will help you to come to terms with the emotions you are feeling now. Support each other and lean in each other because you guys are the only ones that will understand what you are going through.
To the Blade family, we are sorry to here of your loss. We had just found out this morning. We have been thinking of Vic, and wondering about his wellbeing . I hope things were good for Vic in the past year and a half, as we have not been able to contact him. Vic was a great hand on the farm and a good friend too many, he will be missed. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers, may Victor rest in peace.
Jarrett Jones & Family