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 Melvin Hubert Blecha

Melvin Hubert Blecha

Birth
Belleville, Republic County, Kansas, USA
Death 11 Nov 1975 (aged 50)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Cuba, Republic County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100646326 · View Source
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Belleville Telescope Thursday November 20, 1975

Melvin Blecha Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Accident

Melvin H. Blecha, 50, I Mankato businessman and farmer died Tuesday, November 11, as the result of injuries sustained in an accident on US-275 highway near Norfolk, Nebr.
According to press reports Mr. Blecha was returning home Sunday, November 9 from Sioux City, Iowa, where he had delivered a horse trailer. His pickup truck slid on an icy part of the road into the path of a grain truck. The driver of the grain truck, John Kanzler, 51, of Chadron, Nebr., was apparently uninjured, but Mr. Blecha suffered injuries to the lower part of his body and was taken to the Norfolk, Nebr., hospital. He was transferred to the Omaha hospital where he underwent surgery Sunday night. He improved Monday and was able to talk to his wife, but worsened and died Tuesday.
Melvin Blecha was born July 23, 1925 at Belleville, he attended the Hayworth rural school and Cuba high school before graduating from Haddam high school. He lived in Cuba from 1947 to 1960, in Belleville in 1960-61 and in Mankato since 1961.
In Mankato he operated the Dreamliner motel, farmed and raised and raced quarterhorses. He was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church, the Hub of the Nation Quarterhorse association and the Mankato Lions club. He was also a member of the US36 Highway association, the Mankato Chamber of Commerce and the Jewell County Westeranires Saddle Club.

Surviving are the widow, Florene; a son, Delton Ray and two daughters, Deidra Rochelle and Darci Michelle, all of the home.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Harmony Methodist church in Mankato. Burial was in the Kopsa Cemetery near Cuba.


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  • Created by: Pam Morgan
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100646326
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Hubert Blecha (23 Jul 1925–11 Nov 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100646326, citing National Bohemian Cemetery, Cuba, Republic County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Pam Morgan (contributor 47792537) .