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 Orval Walter Blakey

Orval Walter Blakey

Hayward, Sawyer County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 May 2002 (aged 89)
Hayward, Sawyer County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Hayward, Sawyer County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot 3-15-1-4
Memorial ID 100830574 · View Source
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His wife was Phyllis 1919 MN-1985 Duluth. Her mother's maiden name was Sundstrom.


Orval W. Blakey, 89, of Hayward, died Wednesday, May 22 at his home.

Orval Walter Blakey was born April 9, 1913 in Hayward, the son of Walter and Anna (Hageman) Blakey. He attended the Round Lake School, and then went to work in logging camps. He moved to Duluth, Minn., where he worked on the ore docks. On Nov. 16, 1939 he was joined in marriage to Phyllis Nelson in Duluth, Minn. He moved to Hayward, in 1947 and operated his own dairy farm until 1967, when he started work for the town of Hayward. Orval's true love of music started in his youth, and continued throughout his life. He played the guitar and some other instruments, and was a member of several small local bands.

He is survived by one son, Orval Blakey, Superior; one daughter, Dorothy (Charles "Russell") McLeod, Stone Lake; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Lloyd Nelson, Edina, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Zula Benton, Ashland; and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; two sisters, Emma and Elsie Christiansen; and three brothers, Fred Ervin and Calvin Blakey.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at the Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home in Hayward with Rev. Donald Berry officiating. Music was provided by Beatrice Berry. A visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, also at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.

The Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  • Maintained by: Stacy (Skemp) Hollmann
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