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Donald Blanke

Donald R. Blanke, 68, of Troy,  born Saturday, July 26, 1952 in St. Louis, MO and passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville.

Don worked at Grandpa’s for over 20 years and retired from Walgreen’s Drug Stores.  He always enjoyed his travels with work especially the international trips.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Geneva (nee Bryant) Blanke; a brother, Bob Blanke; his sister, Beverly Blanke and a brother-in-law, Larry Melin.

Surviving are his wife, Linda (nee Weil) of Troy; children, Jennifer (Arlando) Lusk ofCollinsville and Adam (Katie Sachtleben) Blanke of Collinsville; grandchildren, Arlando II and Kingston Lusk; brothers, Bill (Gwen) Blanke of Las Vegas, NV, Edward Blanke; sister, Linda Medlin of Glen Carbon,; sister-in-laws, Karen (Matt) Berg of Troy,, Sara (Scott) Daminski of Troy, and Lisa (Jimmy) Smith of Highland; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63132 or New Beginning Outreach Ministries, 4039 Pontoon Rd, Pontoon Beach, 62040.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, masks required, and social distancing.  Please be respectful of time and do not linger so others may pay their respects to the family.

Friends may call 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy.

Funeral services will be held 11 am on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy,, with Rev. Ron Habermehl and Rev. Dr. Rose Lusk officiating.  Interment will be in Friedens Cemetery, Troy.

Richeson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

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