James M. Blanchard, 81, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Mason City, IA.

He was preceded in death by his son, Blake; brothers, Chuck and Paul; fathers-in-law, Eldor Henriksen and Clifford Paulson; mother in law, Vivian Henriksen Paulson; brothers in law, Ernie Kolwinska and Gary Henriksen; and sisters in law, Janette and Arlene Blanchard.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Brent (Theresa); grandchildren, Chadd and Nickolle; sisters, Jeri Kolwinska and June Blanchard; brother, Bill Blanchard; sisters in law, Carole Blanchard, Dee Henriksen, Jo (Dennis) Henriksen, and Renate (Stephen) Henriksen; 28 nephews and nieces, 54 great nephews and nieces, and 27 great-great nephews and nieces.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date in Rockport and Clear Lake, IA.

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