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Daniel Nathan Blodgett

Alton | Tuesday, October 6 2015

Dateline: Alton, IL

Daniel Nathan Blodgett, 92, of Alton, IL, died at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born January 16, 1923 in Brighton, the son of Frank and Mary (Deathridge) Blodgett. He served in the Air Force as a captain during WWII and was a POW for 9 months in Poland. In 1996, Dan and other survivors were honored at the Polish embassy on the 50th anniversary of when their plane was shot down. He received an honorary medal from the grateful people of Vadowice, Poland. He retired after 30 years of service working as a project manager for multiple construction companies. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1308 and he helped start Specialized Services now known as Challenge Unlimited. February 2, 1974 in Alton, IL he married Geraldine Dunnagan and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Joy Blodgett Crawford (Edward) of Bonita, FL, Sherry Dunnagan Ogden of Las Vegas, NV, Taffy Dunnagan of Alton, IL, two sons, Daniel “Jeff” Blodgett of Bonita, FL and Robert Dunnagan (Sally) of Cypress, TX. nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two sisters, Clare Kreid of Peoria, IL and Doris Cieso of Kirkwood, MO and one brother, Delmar Blodgett (Mary) of St. Charles, MO. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton with Reverend Steve Rice officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Challenge Unlimited. Additional information and online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com


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