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Bart Blake

June 9, 1933 — January 13, 2023

Bart Blake

Bart Blake, 89, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Heritage House in Atlantic, surrounded by family.

Bartlett Lee was born June 9, 1933, to Bruce and Violet (Spies) Blake on a farm near Norway Center, Cass County, Iowa.  He graduated from Atlantic High School in 1952.  He was married to Janice Pieken on December 26, 1953.  During the Korean War Bart served in the United States Army.  He began farming in 1955, south of Atlantic.  He enjoyed playing cards, dancing and traveling, especially their trips to Florida in the winter.

He is survived by daughter, Debbie (Dave) Hibbert; sons, Randy (Chris) Blake, Roger (Gerri) Blake, and Tom (Beth) Blake; grandchildren, Matt (Heather) Hibbert, Kim (Jason) Mottert, Zach Hibbert, Ashley (Joel) Otte, Bria (Nate) Schechinger, Bennett (Kirstin) Blake, Courtney (Matt) Brewer, Amanda (Tiffany) Majeski-Blake, Alisha (Tyler) Wagner, Katie (Sam) Bateman, Nathan (Melinda) Blake and Amber Blake; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Diane) Blake; sister, Linda (Jaques) Pibarot; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Janice; parents; and great-grandson, Becker Blake.

Open visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday, January 16th at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. 

Visitation with the family present will begin at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 17th at the United Church of Christ in Atlantic, followed by a funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Immediately following the service, a luncheon will be held in the church fellowship hall.  At the conclusion of the luncheon, burial with military honors by the Atlantic Color Guard, will be held in the Atlantic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the United Church of Christ in Atlantic.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Bart’s family and his arrangements.  Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

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Past Services

Open Visitation

Monday, January 16, 2023

12:00 - 5:30 pm

Roland Funeral Service

204 E 5th St, Atlantic, IA 50022

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Visitation with the Family Present

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

9:30 - 11:00 am

United Church of Christ

1607 Hazel St, Atlantic, IA 50022

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

United Church of Christ

1607 Hazel St, Atlantic, IA 50022

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Burial

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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