ST. JAMES - Obert Blackstad, 89, of St. James, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, March 14, at First Lutheran Church in St. James. Burial will follow at a cemetery in St. James.
Visitation will be 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. A Masonic service will be held at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
Obert is survived by his wife, Myrna of St. James; daughter, Mary Runge of St. James; son, Tom Blackstad of St. James; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.