On February 26, 2023, Jon David Blackstone met St. Peter at the heavenly gates at the age of 81. Jon passed away at home, with family by his side, after a 7 month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was born January 18, 1942 to parents Hobart Dodge Blackstone and Katherine Elizabeth "Betty" Mayer. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gary and Ralph, granddaughter Mary Frances, father-in-law Earl Geisenhoff, and best friend Bill "Dutch" Fischer. He is survived by wife Gail of 35 years and their three children, Katie Gomer (Kevin), Joey (Brittany), and Sarah. Also survived by first wife Mary and their children Jon, Michael (Jennifer), Lori Hall (Curtis), Lisa (boyfriend Charlie Regenfuss) and 14 grandchildren, Joshua, Madeline (Ryan), Trevor, Teddy, Charles (Macy), Danny, Samson, Allison, Tommy, Emma Rose, Ramsey, Charlotte, Harper, and baby girl Gomer due August 2023, as well as 4 great grandchildren, Nevaeh, Ivy, Lincoln, and Lyla, and many other relatives and friends.
Jon was born and raised in Minneapolis and a 1960 graduate of Roosevelt High School. Employed by Honeywell/Alliant Tech Systems, he worked in the machine shop for 7 years with the last 30 years of his career in HR/Labor Relations.
Jon enjoyed golfing, watching Wheel of Fortune, Wild hockey, Vikings football, and Gopher games with his family, and loved spending each day with his canine friends Boots, Sully, Jackie, and late-dog Bo. He had the biggest heart and was happy always being surrounded by family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shriners Hospital, or the Humane Society. Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 5th at Lord Fletcher's, 3746 Sunset Dr. in Spring Park from 2-5pm. Casual attire.