|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1913|
Cerro Gordo County
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2001|
Prairie du Chien
Waukon Standard April 25,2001
WALTER J. BLAZEK
Walter J. Blazek, son of Frank and Mary (Benda) Blazek, was born February 10, 1913 at Mason City, IA. He lost his parents at an early age and was raised by his grandmother Anna Benda. He attended Spillville Schools until he was a junior. He lived with his aunt and uncle, Jack & Emma Uher, in Calmar for his last two years of high school, graduating from Calmar High School. He worked in the Shema Cafe for several years.
Walter was united in marriage to Irene Haltmeyer on June 6, 1936 at Clear Lake, IA. They managed the Haltmeyer Hotel in Farmersburg. He served in the Army during World War II under General Patton. Walter was executive vice president of the Farmersburg Saving Bank. He had served as president of the Farmersburg School Board and head of the Cancer Crusade. Walter had been the town clerk and treasurer in Farmersburg. He was a 60-year Mason in the Masonic Lodge. Walter was an active member of the Giard United Methodist Church.
Walter died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Dianna Kuhse; and two great granddaughters, Emily Vandersee and Amanda Kuhse.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; a daughter, Judith J. Kuhse of Monona, IA; three grandchildren; Denice Vandersee of Fayette, IA, Ken Kuhse of Postville, IA and Kim Kuhse of Whitesboro, TX; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Giard United Methodist Church, Giard, Iowa, with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Burial was at Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, Farmersburg, Iowa with military rites by Amvets and American Legion.
Pallbearers were Ron Haltmeyer, Max Morrison, Dennis Soride, Glenn Radloff, Lee Erickson, Rick Corlett, and Alan Peake. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Burroughs, Jay Mathews, Kenneth Peake.
Irene Ann Haltmeyer Blazek (1909 - 2008)
Created by: Patricia
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31708190
May the Lord grant them all a blessed reunion in heaven!|
Added: May. 26, 2009