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Frederick L. Blanford, 67, of Lincoln,
died Sunday, Oct 12, 2008, at 8:46 a.m. at his home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Ron
Otto and the Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln
Blanford was an attorney in Lincoln. He and his
brother-in-law, Judge David Coogan, were partners
for part of their careers.
He was born May 20, 1941, in Lincoln to Frederick
Albert and Armella Clair Myers Blanford. He married
Margaret Ann Coogan on Aug. 18, 1961, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son,
Frederick James (and Amy) Blanford of Jacksonville;
one brother, Steve (and Nancy) Blanford of Denver,
Colo.; one sister, Jayne (and David) Zimmer of
Lincoln; and three cherished granddaughters,
Camille, Abigail and Claudia Blanford of
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
sister, Myrna Kendrick.
He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church,
Lincoln Elks Lodge 914, Lincoln American Legion 263
and the Illinois Bar Association.
He attended Lincoln public schools, graduated
from the University of Illinois School of Law with a
bachelor's degree and earned his Juris Doctorate
from the University of Illinois School of Law.
He and Marge enjoyed cooking. Many of his entries at
the Logan County Fair won ribbons. Many people
enjoyed the birthday cakes the Blanfords made for
them and the hundreds of Christmas cookies they
baked and delivered each year.
Memorials may be made to the Lincoln/Logan Food
Pantry or the Catholic food pantry.
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