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Obituary of David D. Blackwood

David Duane Blackwood, 52, of Stilwell, Ks, passed away on July 7, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. He was born February 15, 1962 in Washington, KS, to Duane A, Blackwood and Lola Mae (Niemeier) Blackwood. He was baptized March 18, 1962 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Marysville, KS. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church, Belleville, KS and was confirmed in his faith on November 6, 1977. He went to school at Belleville, KS, and graduated with the class of 1980. He played basketball and ran track and cross country. He married Donna Rae Peters on May 4, 1984, in Belleville, KS. They divorced in 2003.
He graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS and was a member of Beta Sigma Psi. David worked as a civil /structural engineer for Black & Veatch, Kansas City for a number of years. For the past years he was working as a structural engineer for Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, MO.
David was involved in watching and supporting his daughters in there sports and school activities. He was an avid car enthusiast and collected Ford super coupes. He was a member of the Super Coupe Club of America and never missed and Indy 500 with his girls. He was a die hard Kansas Chief and Kansas State Wildcat fan.
David is preceded in death by his grandparents, Herman & Minnie Niemeier and Alfred & Luella Blackwood.
David is survived by two daughters, Krista & Kaelen Blackwood, Stilwell, KS, brother, Harvey Blackwood, Belleville, KS, sisters, Sandy (Kyle) Swart, Marysville, KS, and Sherrie Larson, Belleville, KS, his parents, Duane A. and Lola Mae Blackwood, Belleville, KS.
Memorials may be given to Family Choice.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the American Lutheran Church in Belleville, KS, with funeral services at 2:00 PM.
Interment will be in Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, KS.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.


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