John R. Blechle of Perryville died on February 3, 2019, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. He was 84 years old.
He was born August 9, 1934, in Perry County, a son of Henry and Lucille (French) Blechle.
He married Shirley Lawrence on January 14, 1956, and she survives in Perryville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Katherine Blechle of Perryville, Vickie Hoernig and her husband Bernard of Perryville; one son, Bernard Blechle and his wife Peggy of St. Mary; two brothers, Paul Blechle and his wife Imogene of Perryville, Jim Blechle and his wife Clare of Apple Creek; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Blechle, Louise Blechle; one brother-in-law, Russell Schumer; seven grandchildren, Matthew Hoernig, Cassandra Stobart and her husband Zachary, Gregory Hoernig, Kenton Hoernig and his wife Jennifer, Derrick Blechle and his wife Kaitlyn, Renee Beinlein and her husband Chris, Lauren Blechle; and nine great grandchildren, Simon Stobart, Alia Stobart, Genevieve Stobart, Cora Stobart, Avelyn Hoernig, Cameron Beinlein, Carley Beinlein, Louis Blechle, Emma Blechle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Sue Blechle; one son, Barry A. Blechle; two brothers, Edgar Blechle, Hank Blechle; and one sister, Patricia Schumer.
He was retired from Mississippi Lime Company and was a livestock farmer. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Mary. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1263, American Legion Post 133 and Ste. Genevieve ARC. He was in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
Funeral services were Thursday, February 7, at Christ the Savior Catholic Church in Brewer. Rev. Rich Wehrmeyer CM officiated. Burial was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in St. Mary. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., in Perryville handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to charity of family’s choice.