Alvin Blankenship


Birth: November 19th, 1958
Death: February 28th, 2018
Age: 59 years
Residence:Caro
Survived By: Alvin is survived by his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Rosemary Blankenship, of Caro; children, Angela & Chad Dewald of Caro, Laura Shiel of Caro, Alvin Blankenship and Amanda Roberts of Caro; grandchildren, Jada, Trevor, Angel, Isaac, Aden, Molina and Ethan; mother, Mildred Blankenship; two sisters, Debbie & Chris McGlashen of Davison, Pamela Crafts of Flint. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, Aaron L. Blankenship; and two sisters, Karen Smith and Sherrie Deskins.

Alvin Lacy Blankenship of Cass City, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home.  Alvin was born November 19, 1958 in Flint, the son of Mildred (Parsons) Blankenship and the late Elmer Blankenship. He was united in marriage with the former Rosemary Molina on September 14, 1978 in Flushing, and she survives.  He was a self-employed mechanic: “if it had a motor, he could fix it.”  Alvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, especially for walleye, motorcycles, snowmobiles, playing guitar, barter and trading, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Alvin is survived by his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Rosemary Blankenship, of Caro; children, Angela & Chad Dewald of Caro, Laura Shiel of Caro, Alvin Blankenship and Amanda Roberts of Caro; grandchildren, Jada, Trevor, Angel, Isaac, Aden, Molina and Ethan; mother, Mildred Blankenship; two sisters, Debbie & Chris McGlashen of Davison, Pamela Crafts of Flint. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, Aaron L. Blankenship; and two sisters, Karen Smith and Sherrie Deskins.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Felix Caballero, Minister, officiating.  Burial will follow at Indianfields Township Cemetery in Caro.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Blankenship Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Rosemary Blankenship, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro.  Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.



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