Mr. Blades worked as an examiner for Peabody Coal Company. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth W. and Myrtle M., nee Meeks, Blades; two sisters, Judy and Barbara; and one brother, Teddy.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Virginia, nee Berquez, Blades, whom he married
on October 13, 1962;
four children, Julie (Jeff) Glauber of Fayetteville, IL,
Steven Blades of Fayetteville, IL,
Paul Darren (Danette) Blades of Mascoutah, IL,
and Karla Blades of Fayetteville, IL;
seven grandchildren, Nicki and Brian Glauber,
Stephen and Annie Blades,
Jacob and Dylan Blades,
and Zoe Blades;
three sisters, Hazel Wylie,
and Carolyn Nelson;
and two brothers, Donald Blades,
and Tommy Blades.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Private graveside services will be held with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Karl family. Wishing God’s peace on all of you
Trudy andersom, Fayettevillr, Il, 72258
Our condolences to the entire Blades Family. Thinking and praying for you all.
Joe and Paula VanEeckhoute, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
From our family to yours…Please know our sorrow for your loss and that you’re in our prayers.
Joe and Elisa Baker Family, Johnston City, IL, 62951
We wish to extend our prayers and condolences to your family over your loss.
Sylvia Hiles and David Loy, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243