Floyd Scott Blentlinger, 83 of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, August 16, 2021 at the Illinois Veterans Home/Hammond Hall in Quincy, IL.
Floyd (Scotty) was born August 1, 1938 in Quincy, the son of Scott and Edith (Mixer) Blentlinger. He married Carol Jean Volk on August 19, 1961 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling and she survives. Scotty was raised in the Liberty area and at a young age he helped his uncles on their farms. He attended grade school in Camp Point and graduated from Central High School in Camp Point with the class of 1957. During his teen years he worked at the Camp Point Bowling Alley as a pin setter, Glen Mixer Plumbing and Heating, as well as L&L (Skelly) Service Station in Camp Point. After marriage, Scotty entered the United States Army in October of 1961. After completing his service time, he returned to Mt. Sterling and began working for Firestone in Jacksonville. Scotty also provided for his family working nights farming for local farmers and the late shift at Coca-Cola. He and Carol moved their family to Jacksonville in 1965. Having raised 6 of their 7 children they moved back to Mt. Sterling in 1975 upon which he started working on the Volk Farms with his father-in-law Henry Volk and his brother-in-law Galen Volk. Galen and Scotty loved each other as brothers and farmed together to carry on the Volk Farms. He worked his “9-5” job at the Illinois Laborers and Contractors School in Cooperstown as a night watchman and grounds keeper. He retired from ILCS in 2003.
Scotty was involved in many organizations including having converted to Catholicism upon marriage to Carol. Scotty was an active member of the Holy Family Nocturnal Adoration, Brown County Farm Bureau and received Farmer of the Year award along with Galen Volk, Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374 (acted as Flag Carrier for Post), Knights of Columbus Council 1281, Cursillo, Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Laborers and Contractors Union.
Scotty’s life was full of story-telling, good natured wit, never knew a stranger, frequent volunteer for all, loved his family deeply and was a hard worker all his life starting at a young age while in grade school. He loved gardening, working outside, riding his John Deere lawnmower, and was an excellent role model for his family. He could always “engage” his sons and daughters too, into helping with the annual wood cutting weekend fest. He was a master teacher of a strong work ethic and was known to point all of us to using upper minds and hands to accomplish any task presented before us.
Scotty was preceded in death by an infant son, James Robert, parents Scott and Edith (Mixer) Blentlinger, an older brother in infancy, grandson Kyle Mathias Moroney, in-law family including Henry and Corrine (Koch) Volk, Russell Volk, Anne Volk, Galen Volk, Mary Diane (Volk) Griffitts, and Donna (Walker) Volk.
Survivors include wife Carol Jean (Volk) Blentlinger, children Deb (Roger) Moroney of Sevierville, TN, Dan (Trisha) Blentlinger of Williamsville, Jeanne (Devin) Albrecht of Bellevidere, Bob (Renee) Blentlinger of Mt. Sterling, Dave (Jama) Blentlinger of Harrisonville, Missouri, Kenny (Kim) Blentlinger of Mt. Sterling and Steve (Laura) Blentlinger of LaGrange, IL. 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, sister Mabel Ruth (Blentlinger) Strieker of Quincy, and In-laws Bill Volk, Georgia Volk and Edward “Rocky” Griffitts. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with Father Aaron Kuhn officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery. A military service will be conducted at the graveside by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail and the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post # 374.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. A rosary service will be held at the conclusion of the visitation.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s School or the charity of the donor’s choice.
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