Blake A. Denton

By on December 18, 2008

            Blake A. Denton, 17, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. He was born July 21, 1991 in Aurora.

            Blake was the beloved son of Wolfgang and Catherine Denton, beloved brother of Ryan and Jesse, loving grandson of Margaret Denton and Reba McClernon, beloved nephew to many aunts and uncles and devoted friend to many.

            Blake was a fun-loving young man and a senior at Kaneland High School, where he was on the honor roll and was involved in the Fox Valley Career Center. His goal was to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and major in accounting. Blake had an agenda for his future and was focused on achieving his goals.

            An avid sports fan, you would find a ball in his hand, ready for a game, at any time. Blake was an unapologetic Packers fan. He was also an avid fan of the Cubs and Bulls.

            Blake loved fishing, snowmobiling and playing cards with his dad and friends. Working for Jewel in Sugar Grove the past year-and-a-half, Blake made many new friends and had fun working with his longtime friends as well. This experience helped transform him into the fine young man that he had become.

            He will be missed more than words can say.

            Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 from 1 to 7 p.m., at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Orchard Valley Community Church, 101 Barnes Road, Aurora, with one hour of visitation prior to services. Burial will take place at Sugar Grove Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to The Blake Denton Memorial Fund in c/o Old Second Bank, P.O. Box  510, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

            For further information, please call (630) 466-1330 or visit to leave a condolence.