Services celebrating the life of Justin D. Blair, age 33 of St. Cloud, will be 3:30 PM Friday, May 13 at the Technical High School gymnasium in St. Cloud. Burial will be at a later date. Justin died unexpectedly at his home on Monday. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Thursday evening and again after 2:00 PM Friday, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.Justin was born October 23, 1977 in Bismarck, ND to David and Sandi Blair. He grew up in Bismarck and attended college in Bismarck and Moorhead State University, graduating with a degree in Education. Justin moved to St. Cloud in 2001 and began teaching English at Technical High School. He was also the yearbook advisor. Justin married the love of his life, Jodee Miller on August 3, 2007 in St. Cloud. They were blessed with a beautiful baby boy in 2009, Vaughn Blair. Justin was an avid golfer and was the coordinator for Dakota Junior Golf when he lived in Bismarck. He also taught golf lessons at Boulder Ridge Golf Course in St. Cloud. He was a member of the Minnesota Education Association and the St. Cloud Education Association.Justin is survived by his wife, Jodee and son, Vaughn Blair, St. Cloud; his mother and father, Sandy and David Blair, Bismarck, ND; his grandparents, Beverly and Everett Miller, Bismarck, ND; his sister and brother, Kaija (Christian) Kuleck, Bismarck, ND and Tanner Blair, Bismarck, ND. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Jim and Judee Miller, Clear Lake, IA.Justin is preceded in death by his grandparents, Gerald Halmrast and Jim and Blanche Blair.In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Vaughn Blair Trust at Wells Fargo Bank.
Schedule and Information
Visitation will be from 4-8:00PM Thursday and again after 2:00 PM Friday at the funeral home
Visitation will be at the Miller-Carlin Funerl Home in St. Cloud
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Vaughn Blair Trust at Wells Fargo Bank.
Thinking of you in your sorrow and wishing you comfort in the memories and the love you all shared. Memories of Justin will always hold an important place in your life. The love you all shared will keep him close forever.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you for all the years teaching our children. Justin made such an impact on everyone including our own children. May God’s love and peace comfort you at this time.
Dear Blair Family, words cannot express how saddened we were to hear about Justin. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sandi and family,
Thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
Our dear friends,
We are so very sorry to hear about Justin. Our hearts are breaking for this sudden loss and we so wish there was some way to take away your pain. Although no words can express our heartache, we are praying for God to give you strength now and in the difficult days to come. Your family has always been special to us and our wonderful memories of Justin will be with us always. We love you, Sandi, David, Kaija and Tanner.
Jessie, Brandy and BreeAnne
I had Mr. Blair my senior year, and he always brought a smile to the classroom and was very dedicated to teaching his students. He was a fun guy to talk to and get to know, just an overall great person. My thoughts are with Mrs. Blair and baby Vaughn, as I cannot imagine what a difficult time you must be going through. Please stay strong for Vaughn, Jodee. We’re all there for you always.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers….
May God bless you now and always………
I knew Justin slightly and liked him enormously. During our brief visits at Tech, I enjoyed his great intelligence and wit. He also had a bearing and manner of speaking that set him apart. My husband and are grateful he taught our two oldest children AP English and regret that
a young teacher of talent is lost to the school community. Our prayers go out to Jodee.
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. No words can comfort only Faith & God…
To the family and friends of Justin,
My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear about Justin. He was a great person, teacher and golfer always with a smile on his face. He will be missed by all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May the love of God, family and friends comfort you now and in the days to come.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Justin’s friends and family. I had the honor of having Justin as a teacher my senior year. Justin was the nicest and most caring man I had ever met. He was very dedicated to teaching his students. He will be missed by all.
Thoughts and prayers are being sent to you from our family. So sorry to hear about your loss, a husband and a father. May time bring you comfort and peace.
Sandy and Dave.. Words escape me at this time. I just heard about this terrible tragedy and I hope you know that my thoughts/prayers are with you both. Much love..
Dear Blair Family –
I am so sorry for your loss. I went to grade school with Justin and graduated the same year. I have many fond memories of him. I am praying for peace and strength for all of you.
Dearest Jodee and Vaughn and Families, Know that our heart aches for you at this time of loss. May god hold all of you in His loving arms and comfort you with your loss of Justin as a husband, father and ‘love’! He will always be in our prayers as will you and Vaughn! love and prayers!
Our hearts go out to both you and Vaughn. Please accept our sincere condolensces. Justin was a wonderful teacher and person and will be missed by so many people. Remember that you are a very important part of our community and to reach out for any help and comfort you may need from any and all of us. God bless you and the family. Neil, Laura, Ashley, and Chelsi Sjostrand
To those closest to Justin, We will be continually praying for you and your loss. May your love for each other and Christ guide you through this time of heavy hearts. Know that Justin was a constant positive impact on many lives. He will always be held in highest regard.
Thoughts and prayers go out to all who Justin’s life touched. He was a good teamate, friend and most of all a good person. Dave, Sandy and the rest of the Blair family, you will be kept in our hearts and prayers in this time of great loss.
Jason Renner, Terri Renner & Ella Renner
Also Ivan and Corinne Renner
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
To Dave & Sandi & family, Brian, Jennifer & Family,
We are so sorry to hear this news. We are praying for all of you at this difficult time and thinking of all of you with Love.
Dear Jodee, dear, sweet Vaughn and your families,
May the memories of Justin and his love embrace you in the days and years ahead. I am so sorry for the sudden loss of Justin from you. Vaughn is the ultimate gift of your love and will allow a part of Justin to be with you all, in the years ahead. Know that we and many of the people who have been touched by Justin and you, Jodee are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and prayers, Jennifer, Steve Rapatz-Harr and Tasha, Maddie and Alex Harr
Justin was a wonderful and kind person. It is a true honor to have known and worked with him.
Jodee, you are a strong, intelligent and beautiful woman. I have faith that you will find the strength and power to carry forward during this time of grief. Continue to lean on your family and friends as you will all be a source of great comfort for one another.
Peace, love and blessings.
Dear Family, Your Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and families are praying for you all at this very difficult time. You are forever in our hearts.
The Peluso family sends our deepest condolences. We were all very saddened by the news. We wish healing for all of the friends and family of Justin. He was always a great person. I know he was a role model to many people and will be greatly missed. We pray that his son will be able to find peace in knowing what a great person his father was. Thoughts and many prayers are being sent your way.
Angie, Kari, Mike, Jim, & Margaret Peluso
Dear Sandi, David, Kaiya, Tanner, Jodee, Little Vaughn and Family,
Snipets of Justin have been flashing through all of our memories this past week. Justin will always be Erik’s “Stand By Me” figure, defender of those who were too small and alone to stand by themselves. Happy memories of laughing, playing football and soccer in Custer Park when the boys were young. Justin has always been “honorary big brother” to Erik, Anders and Thor. Short chats about books and authors and becoming a teacher in the Blair livingroom on one of my many visits to see Sandi. The proud introduction to his lovely wife Jodee during a quick Christmas visit home from Idaho and Minnesota. Lastly, the caring smile and the depth behind it will forever be held in our hearts. How blessed we all have been to have had his “light” in our lives. We are so far away, but hope you can feel the love in our hearts and our arms and the angels wings holding you during this difficult time.
In Peace and Friendship,
Cheryl and Brian Monson, the Olson Brothers and the Moe Family