|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1937|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1999|
Hays Daily News: RUSSELL T. Jack Blanke, 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver. He was born Aug. 28, 1937, in McPherson to Herman V. and Grace Mae (Mason) Blanke. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He married Levana B. Mitchell on June 1, 1973, in Las Vegas. He lived most of his life in the Great Bend and Russell area, working in the oil industry for OŽBannon Supply and Boviard Supply for many years. For the past 12 years, he had been a truck driver.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Great Bend, Scottish Rite and Shrine, Salina, and Shrine Club, Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Russell; two daughters; two stepsons, Kenny Craven, Great Bend, and Melvin Craven, Hoisington; two stepdaughters, Teri Helwer and Susan Craven, both of Russell; two brothers, Kenny Blanke, Russell, and Danny Blanke, Carlsbad, Calif.; two grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at PohlmanŽs Memorial Chapel, Russell, with the Rev. James Alexander officiating; burial in the Russell City Cem.
LeVana Mitchell Blanke (1929 - 2004)
Russell City Cemetery
Created by: JLF
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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