October 8, 1938 - October 23, 2018
The Celebration of Life open house for Edward “Ed” Blazek, of Wadena, will be held on Monday, November 19, at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. Friends may gather to visit with the family from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Two weeks after his 80th birthday, Ed passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, at his home in Wadena, MN, on October 23, 2018. Edward Lavern Blazek was born to Lavern John and Bessie (Gary) Blazek on October 8, 1938, in Hannibal, WI. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Milwaukee, WI. Ed entered the US Army on September 3, 1957 and was honorably discharged with the rank of specialist four on August 17, 1959. He enlisted in the US Army Reserves and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on September 7, 1998. Ed & Bernadine Imdieke were united in marriage on 10-27-62. They had 4 children and were later divorced. Ed worked for over 12 years as a US Postal Carrier, and at the Wadena City Water and Light Department from 1972 until his retirement. Away from work and during his retirement, Ed enjoyed observing nature and wildlife when spending time in the woods, hunting, or when ridding his property of invasive buckthorn! He was an avid antique collector and liked researching an item's history. He especially loved fishing and golfing with his friends and family. Preceding Ed in death were his parents, Lavern and Bessie; and brother, James Blazek. Ed’s memory will be held forever by his children, Anita (Phil Iverson) Small of Wadena, Annette Blazek of West St. Paul, Doug Blazek of Wadena, and Erica (Robert) Keppers of Wadena; along with his grandchildren Derek Blazek, Michael Small and Ben Keppers. Burial was held privately on Friday, October 26, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.
The Celebration of Life open house for Edward “Ed” Blazek, of Wadena, will be held on Monday, November 19, at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. Friends may gather to visit with the family from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Two weeks... View Obituary & Service Information
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