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Charles Julien Blackerby

May 17, 1932 — February 17, 2021

Charles J. Blackerby, of Oshkosh, passed away unexpectedly on February 17th, 2021. Mr. Blackerby was born on May 17th, 1932, in Rensselaer, Indiana, the only child of Clyde and Anna Blackerby. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He spent three years on active duty as an Air Force Navigator and 13 years on Reserve status as a Laison Officer for the Air Force Academy; he retired with rank of Captain in 1970. He spent his professional civilian career in the commercial banking industry. In 1966, he received a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. He retired as Senior Vice President of M&I Western Bank of Oshkosh (BMO Harris) in 1992.

Mr. Blackerby was a lifetime Mason member of Prairie Lodge 125 F & AM in Rensselaer. He was also active in the Lakeshore Lions Club of Oshkosh until he retired to Florida in 1992. There, he became a member of the Largo Lions Club until returning to his Oshkosh home in 2016. During his career, he served on several state and national banking boards, volunteered on the local cancer society board, and after his retirement, volunteered for 26 years at the annual EAA Air Venture convention.

Mr. Blackerby was preceded in death by his parents but is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edith, one son, Jeff, of Wautoma, WI, and one daughter, Karen (Dan) of Oshkosh. He also has two granddaughters, Dana (Tyler) Showers, of Lonsdale, MN, and Brooke Moriearty, of Winona, MN.

A private memorial service is planned for Monday February 22nd, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Feeding America.

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