Larry Ralph Blackburn
Larry Ralph Blackburn, 78, of Kellogg, MN passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at his home.
Larry was born in Bismarck, ND on September 16, 1943 to Ralph H. and Madelyn (Engle) Blackburn. For the first 19 years of his life, he was raised on a ranch south of Mandan, ND.
In 1962 Larry enlisted in the US Navy, he was stationed on a destroyer out of New Port, RI, he was discharged in 1966. During his time in the Navy he had the opportunity to travel around the world twice while participating in Operation Deep Freeze where his ship acted as a weather ship in Antarctica. After being discharged from the Navy in Key West, FL, Larry traveled to San Diego, CA where he went to work for Pacific Bell Telephone Company. He retired in 1995 with 28 years of service. While in San Diego, Larry also put in several years with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department as a reserve deputy where he reached the rank of Sergeant.
In 1993 Larry was reunited and married to his high school sweetheart, Maxine Swenson, after retirement they made their home in Kellogg, MN. He was a member of the Anchor Point Church of Wabasha, MN.
Larry is survived by his wife, Maxine, of Kellogg, MN, daughters Barbara (Bill) Corbett, Newton, IA and Colleen (David) Suelter, Hammond, MN; four grandchildren Krista, Kendra, Kyler, and Nicole and two great grandchildren; Keaton and Isabelle
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Julie Jansen.
Larry enjoyed family, friends, cooking, traveling, gardening, and fishing. He was a model train hobbyist.
A funeral service will be at 12 Noon, Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Abbott Funeral Home, Wabasha, MN with Pastor Joel Anderson and Pastor Jamie Olcott presiding, of Anchor Point Church, Wabasha, MN. Visitation will begin at 11AM Saturday at the Funeral Home. Military Honors will be at the funeral home following the service.
Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.abbottfh.com
Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN.