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Eunice E. Blake

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April 13, 1925 - December 26, 2021

A funeral service for Eunice E. Blake, formerly of Lu Verne, will be held Jan. 30, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona with Pastor Olympia J. Marcos officiating. Burial will be in the Green Mountain Cemetery in Green Mountain.

Eunice was born on April 13, 1925, to Harold (Bud) and Bessie (Furney) Langbehn near Deep River. She graduated from the Green Mountain high school in 1942. She married Allen J. Blake Oct. 15, 1944, in Marshalltown.

Eunice, Allen and family lived in Rockford for several years before moving to Lu Verne in 1955. They owned funeral homes in Lu Verne, Renwick, Corwith, Wesley and Titonka until 1982, when the business was sold to Oakcrest Funeral Services.

She was a member of: Lu Verne United Methodist Church, past president of the church’s women’s group, God’s Helpers Circle, Order of the Eastern Star, Past Matrons’ Club, Paradise Club, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and served for 28 years on the Lu Verne City Council. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles, needle work and shopping.

Eunice E. Blake passed away on Dec. 26, 2021, at the age of 96, at Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona. She had been a resident of Good Samaritan Society in Algona, since 2017.

Eunice is survived by her three children: Richard (Raisa) Blake, Sioux City; Suzanne (Robert) Golling, Eagan, Minn.; Robert (Manny Ababat) Blake, Arlington, Texas; two grandchildren: Juan (Katy) Blake, Lawton; Luisa (T.J. Fennell), Sioux City; two great-grandchildren: Casey and Josie Blake, Lawton; brother, Harold Langbehn, Dysart; sister, Audrey Fields, Clinton, Ill., brother-in-law, Donald Blake, Milan, Mich., sister-in-law, Mary Blake, Overland Park, Kan.; 

She was preceded in death by her husband Allen on Dec. 13, 2020; her parents; and brother, John Langbehn.

Memorial donations in Eunice’s name may be sent to:

The Shriners Hospitals for Children (, American Heart Association (, or Alzheimer’s Foundation ( 

Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

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