Blake Neitzer

Obituary of Blake A. Neitzer

In loving memory of Blake A. Neitzer, 56 of Denver, Colorado born on November 9, 1967 in Morris, Illinois.

With heavy hearts we bid farewell to our beloved brother and friend who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 surrounded by the love of his family in Newark, IL, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and laughter.

Blake attended Newark High School in Illinois and went on to become an excellent welder. He then furthered his career by becoming a custom glass worker.  He had a distinct interest in the glass work he did on the heavy equipment used in the mining fields.

Blake was a man of many talents and interests. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and partaking in fly fishing as often as he could. Blake was loved by all who knew him and always found himself being the life of the party.

Blake is survived by siblings Marilyn (Bob Houlne), Emerick (Anita) Neitzer, Michael (Beth) Neitzer, David (Debbie) Neitzer, Sherry Christensen (Rick Morel), Kathy (Troy Mallinder), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by parents Emerick and Bernice (Peterson) Neitzer, grandparents Silas and Bernice (Hauge) Peterson, Emerick and Elaine (Harvie) Neitzer. Brother-in-laws Wayne Decker and Tim Christensen, and nephew Nate Christensen.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at West Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon, IL with some of his ashes being spread at his favorite fishing hole near the mountains in Colorado. In honoring Blake’s memory, let us carry forward his legacy of love and laughter spreading kindness wherever we go, keeping his memory and spirit alive.

Rest in peace Blake. You will be deeply missed, but your spirit will forever shine brightly in our hearts.

Arrangements entrusted to the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Morris. For more information call 815-942-5400, or to leave an online condolence visit

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Morris
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