In Memory of
Robert Alva Blackbourn

Born in Fennimore Wisconsin. Raised on a dairy farm in Montford Wisconsin.

Robert graduated from Montford High School in 1952.  He attended Platville University for one year and the University of Minnesota for four years earning his degree in forestry management.  Robert honorably served in the medical branch of the United States Army.  Robert's life career was in forestry within the United States Department of Agriculture.  

Throughout his life he left a legacy of respect and knowledge for our natural resources.  Robert loved promoting conservation, outdoor activities, sports- especially basketball, baseball, football and spending time with his family.  

Robert leaves behind his loving wife Eloise whose marriage lasted 63 years.  He leaves behind a daughter- Debbi Herrera (Terry), son Mark Blackbourn (Laura), grandchildren Jennifer, Daniel, Kristen, Alyson, Joshua and Matthew.  Great grandchildren Hope and Kai.  

Robert was proceeded in death by his parents Alva and Neva Blackbourn, sisters Judy and Janet as well as his grandson Daniel.

Until we meet again.


The Broken Chain

We little knew that day
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again

By: Unknown


Message from
Debbi Herrera
Wed, 01/05/2022