Nadine Blank, 92, Klemme, died June 17, 2019 at the Kanawha Community Home. Services were held June 23 at the Immanuel Reformed UCC in Klemme.
Nadine was born Dec. 29, 1926 to Ruth Alice (Whetsler) and Walter Kimball. She graduated from Klemme High School in 1944 and was joined in marriage to Junior E. (Cap) Blank in December 1944. They were blessed with daughters Janice, Judy and Karen.
Nadine and Cap farmed southwest of Klemme where she was a housewife and worked in the fields with her husband. She always planted a large garden. She was an active member of the Immanuel Reformed UCC and belonged to Women’s Fellowship. She was a member of the Grandmother’s Club where she held almost every office, and was a 4-H leader for the Twin Lake Go-Getters. She and Cap delivered motor homes all over the U.S. and Canada from 1969 to 1977. They also enjoyed playing card games with friends and neighbors.
After retiring in 1977, they spent winters in California and Arizona. They loved fishing, so they spent most of their time near Lake Roosevelt at Tonto Basin, AZ where they made many friends. Nadine took painting classes and belonged to the Red Hat Club in Tonto Basin.
They moved to the Klemme Apartments in 2004. Due to failing health, Nadine entered the Belmond nursing home in 2013 and later was transferred to the Kanawha Community Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brother Donald Kimball; six sisters-in-law; and six brothers-in-law.
She is survived by her daughters Janice (Gene) Ross, Judy (Daniel) Bauman and Karen (Kevin) Boyce; grandsons Shawn (Tracie) Bauman and Mark (Holly) Bauman; granddaughter Samantha (Joel) Carpenter; brother Robert (Nettie) Kimball; sister Ruth Floyd; sister-in-law Margaret Uthe; and seven great-grandchildren.