John Thomas Blinks
September 18, 2013
John Thomas Blinks, 84, of the Mechanicsville Nursing Home, formerly of Lisbon, died Sept. 12, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, after a sudden illness. An open house was held Sunday, Sept. 15, at Morgan Funeral Choices in Mount Vernon. Family services will be at a later date.
Surviving are his children, Paul (Janette), Debra (Lon) Hoke, John Curtis (Laura), Doug (Chris) and Albert Brian (Meretta) all of Lisbon; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Haase (Goodspeed) of Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Emily Blinks, and brothers, David and Charles Blinks.
John was born June 14, 1929, in rural Mount Vernon to Albert and Emily (Emerson) Blinks and was a graduate of the Mount Vernon High School Class of 1948. John was a member of the Iowa National Guard. He was a master carpenter and farmer in the Lisbon-Mount Vernon area.