John  Salzman Blievernicht


John Salzman Blievernicht, 87 of rural Teutopolis, IL passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 8th, 2019. He was born June 2nd, 1931 at home to George & Martha (Salzman) Blievernicht.
Baptized June 21st, 1931.
Confirmed March 25th, 1945 - Confirmation Verse: Proverbs 23:26.
Lifelong member St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wheeler, IL
Entered US Navy - November 14th, 1951 during Korean war conflict. Stationed in San Diageo and served on the USS Collett Destroyer. Honorably Discharged- November 3rd, 1955.
Married to Irene (Wolf) Blievernicht on January 1st, 1956, St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Lifelong farmer who loved to hunt, fish, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
John is survived by:
Wife Irene, daughter Regina (Bill) Baxter of Teutopolis, Illinois, sons Michael (Kim) Blievernicht of Newton, Illinois; Dennis (Kathleen) Blievernicht of Teutopolis, Illinois; Dean (Sue) Blievernicht of Casey, Illinois; Steve (Elaine) Blievernicht of Teutopolis, Illinois; 13 Grandkids Doug Baxter, David Baxter, Sharon Schackmann, James Blievernicht, Ana Meyer, Elise Crosson, Bo Blievernicht, Trevor Borries, Austin Brian, Kyle Blievernicht, Noah Blievernicht, Evan Blievernicht, Elle Blievernicht, 8 great-grandchildren Riley Baxter, Carson Baxter, Layla Baxter, Collin Baxter, Grace Baxter, Addison Meyer, Kason Meyer, Emmy Meyer, sister Mary Bushur Indianapolis, Indiana
Proceeded in death by Parents George & Martha (Salzman) Blievernicht, sister & brother-in-law Ruth & Karl Jesgarz and brother-in-law Raymond Bushur, 2 Grandchildren Daniel Baxter and Ryan Blievernicht, 2 great grandchildren, Ian Schackmann and Madison Schackmann
Memorials may be made to:
Lutheran Hour
Meals on Wheels
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM - Monday, February 11, 2019, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Dieterich (rural Wheeler). Burial will be in the St. Paul's Cemetery, with full military rites by the Dieterich American Legion Post #628. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 PM - Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the church. There will also be visitation 1 hour before the service. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at
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