Mahomet – Leland John Blain, 68, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana, IL. He was born on October 13, 1952 in Kankakee, IL to Philip and Nora (Shyke) Blain. Leland married Soon Ik Son on August 2, 1975 in Martinton, IL.
Leland is survived by his wife; children Jennifer (Jacob) Blain Christen, Jill Blain, and Joy (Ashley) Blain; grandchildren Leandra, Liev, and Peyton; sister Connie Blain. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Leo.
Leland took great pride in serving his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Air Force. His service led him to meet the love of his life in Guam whom he continued to adore throughout his life. He was an avid golfer, a hobby he loved sharing with his wife. Leland appreciated seeing the beautiful landscapes and scenery of the national parks and loved traveling to find every cave and waterfall. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family, especially playing with his grandkids.
Leland was best known for his generosity; he never hesitated to support a good cause or charity. He was always thinking of others and never hesitated to go the extra mile for anyone. His family will always remember sharing laughs, pranks, and playful teasing.
Memorial visitation will be held from 2-4pm on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mahomet, Illinois 1102 Churchill Rd. Mahomet, Illinois 61853. Service will follow at 4pm. Please join Leland’s family in sharing memories on his tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the National Park Service.
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