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Derald D. Blois

September 4, 1928 — October 16, 2020

Derald Duane Blois, age 92, died October 16, 2020.

He was born Sept.4, 1928 at Amherst Nebraska to the late Howard and Hattie (Wilson) Blois.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jennifer Battern; in-laws:, Chester Driver, Wilma & Roger Clark, Harold Wohlers, Glenn & Joyce Wohlers, Eva June Wood.

His family moved to Iowa in 1941 and graduated from Beebeetown High in 1946. He married Gladys Wohlers on June 27,1948. He served as West Pottawattamie Soil Commissioner and served as township trustee when North Pigeon Watershed was built. He was a member of St.John's Lutheran Church of Honey Creek. He also served as an elder and trustee. He and Gladys travelled for years with Niehart Travel of Braddyville throughout the US and Europe.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Gladys; daughter, Kay, and her husband Phil Wing of Farragut; daughter, Nancy, and her husband Ted Derscheid of Ellston; daughter, Julie, and her husband Rev. John Battern of Arnold's Park; sisters-in-law, Arlene Driver, Rita Bean; and brother-in-law, Howard Wood; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation without family present will be at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home on Monday October 19, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial service will be private followed by inurnment in the Grange Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church, the Council Bluffs Library, Bethany Heights, or a charity of your choice.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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