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Venus Blake

March 07, 1925 - October 20, 2010


5-7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 24 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

12:30-1:30 P.M. Monday, October 25 in First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 24 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:30 P.M. Monday, October 25 in First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.


Tuesday, October 26 in Underwood Cemetery, Underwood ND at 3:00 p.m.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Venus Blake

March 07, 1925 - October 20, 2010


Venus V. Blake, 85, Moorhead passed away Wednesday, October 20 in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead.

Venus was born March 7, 1925 to William and Fanny Mae (Waind) Jeffery in Hannah, ND. She graduated from Hannah High School and then passed the teachers examination. She taught country school in rural Hannah, ND before attending Minot State.

One of Venus’s main jobs was taking care of her family. She was very involved in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, PTA’s, and anything that involved her children.

Venus married Jerald Blake in 1947 at the Presbyterian Church in Minot.

Venus prepared income taxes for many years. She was a licensed LPA. She mostly worked from home, but did work for Lyons and Lyons Tax Preparation. She served a lot of small businesses and farmers in Southeast North Dakota.

Venus was very involved with First Presbyterian Church in Fargo through various women’s circles.

Venus collected rocks from various areas throughout North Dakota. Venus really enjoyed gardening.

Venus was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Doris (Dale) Liming, Minneapolis MN, brother-in-law, Donavon Blake, sisters-in-law, Ava Blake and Elaine Blake.

Venus is survived by her husband Jerald Blake, Moorhead MN, children, Jeffery (Kaye) Blake, Moorhead MN, Lesley (Tim) Sierad, Colebrook, NH, Roger Blake, Burlingame, CA, Stephen (Carole) Blake, Boulder, CO, sister, Frances Jeffery, Minot, ND, grandchildren, Courtney (Jana), Sandon, Leslie (Carli), Theodore, Jeremy (Meagan), Andrea (Gordon), Rachel, great-grandchildren, Micah, and Laylynn.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association.


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  1. Tom Hoff says:

    Underwood N. Dak.To the Blake family my condolences.
    As a young boy I have a lot of memoires of the family when you came to Underwood and When I spent time with the family in Minot.

    Keeping you in our prayers.

  2. Sharon Johnson says:

    Burlingame CAI’m so sorry for the family’s loss & my spirit is with all of you during this time. She was a great mother-in-law. I’ll always remember my late night teatimes with Venus.

  3. Leigha W. says:

    GeorgiaJerald, I offer my condolences during this most difficult time. I did not know your wife personally but wanted to acknowledge your pain at this time and leave a comforting thought, Isiah 25:8 “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces”

  4. Rebecca Schaffer says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    My gram just informed me that Venus passed. I’ve know Venus for as long as I can remember. I saw her so much that she eventually became “gramma Venus” and “grampa Jerry” while I was growing up.

    I am heartbroken that I cannot attend the services today.

    My condolences go to her family and friends and to all who knew her.

    She will be missed deeply.

  5. Neola Kofoid Garbe says:

    Minot ND
    Dear Family,
    My condolences to all of you at this sad time. I’m Neola Kofoid Garbe. Miss Blake was my principal at Bel Air School for many years and was also a good friend of mine–I still miss her. I’m the lady who visited with family members after the funeral and the one who gave caramels to everyone. 🙂 You will also be receiving caramels. I’ll send them to this address: Jerald Blake
    801 2nd Ave N
    Moorhead, MN
    I remember Miss Blake mentioning Venus over the years. I’m sure she mentioned other relatives, too, but the name, Venus, was intriguing, so I remember hearing it. 🙂 I think one brother/sister-in-law (Donovan? Elaine?) lived in Williston, but I could be wrong about this.
    Again, my condolences to ALL of you.

  6. Debbie Martin says:

    Burlingame CaliforniaI am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

  7. Dalby's says:

    WyomingWe will have everyone in our thoughts and prayers!

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