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Dwayne Allen Blankenship

Dwayne Allen Blankenship, age 54, of Swanton, Ohio, who will be remembered as the kindest person on earth with a big heart, entered into eternal life, Wednesday afternoon, February 6, 2019.  He was born December 25, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio to William and Eleanor (Lusk) Blankenship.  Dwayne was 1983 graduate of Evergreen High School, where he was involved in FFA. On October 17, 1998, he married Charlene Burkard, and they later divorced.

Dwayne was a member of St. Richard Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council #2850, and was always willing to help others. He was a very active bowler and softball player, and coached the Evergreen High School Bowling Team. As his kids were growing up, he coached softball and baseball and was an umpire. Dwayne was an avid eagle and stein collector.

Dwayne will be greatly missed by his sons, Frederick and Riley; stepdaughter, Amanda; grandson, Preston and the mother of his children, Charlene Blankenship. Also surviving is his sister, Michelle (Scott) Casteele; brother, Brian (Dana) Blankenship and nieces and nephews, Katlyn, Logan and Grace; and special close friends, Pat Fountain, Kenny and Jan Gillen and their children, Jaci and Shawn.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Terry Blankenship and niece, Amy Lynn Snyder.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 11th from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main St. in Metamora (419.644.3601), where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.  A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. in Swanton. Interment will follow at Wolfinger Cemetery.

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Little SIS Sep 25 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Blankenship family,
Let God's promise soften your sorrow. Praying for peace for all of you. Sincerely, Carla and John Laver

John W. and Carla Laver Feb 12 2019 12:00 AM

My heart aches, only the good die young. Jesus called, and Dwayne went. I hope his sons will mimic his big hearted and selflessness . Dwayne, we all will miss you terribly. Know you were loved and a good example for us all. Your mom, dad, and brother Terry will hug you for all of those left behind.

Patty Carrigan Feb 12 2019 12:00 AM

An Indoor Garden Basket was ordered on February 11, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

No words........only prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time. Keep Dwayne in your hearts and honor his memory always.

Uncle Johnny, Aunt Tanna, Ian Blankenship Feb 9 2019 12:00 AM

A Basket Garden was ordered on February 9, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 9 2019 12:00 AM

You were a great man Dwayne. I always enjoyed talking to you at the field. Miss you so much. Till we meet again my friend. Words are so hard to come by to describe you

Lenny and debohr Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Charlene, Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Ella Shelley Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dwayne Blankenship

Lil Sister Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

We are so very sad to hear of your passing...may you rest in peace

Tuffy & Muffy Rymanowicz Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

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