William Blajeski

William Blajeski

Male 1929 - 2008  (78 years)

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  • Name William Blajeski 
    Born 23 Oct 1929  Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1948  Kaukauna High School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Apr 2008  Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William D. Blajeski, age 78, Kaukauna, passed away Thurs., April 10, 2008, at Appleton Medical Center following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born October 23, 1929, in Kaukauna, to the late Walter and Mary (Kramer) Blajeski. William was a graduate of Kaukauna High School with the Class of 1948. He was a U. S. Army Veteran tank operator serving in Korea, earning the Korean Service Medal with a Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. A life-long Kaukauna resident, Bill spent summers diving from treetops to swim in the Fox River and crossed the locks to deliver lunch to his father working in the paper mill. William married Leila I. Boerschel on August 7, 1954, at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ in Merrill. He was employed as a pipe fitter by Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company from 1947 until his retirement. Bill spent his retirement refinishing furniture, attending Saturday auctions with his wife, and traveling with Army friends. He enjoyed working with his daughter and son-in-law during the fall cranberry harvest, gaining an appreciation but never fully understanding the family farm dynamic. His sense of humor and Polish witticisms were shared on every occasion, all acquaintances were privy to the meaning of the "ski" in his name. Bill conveyed generosity and integrity in daily life, had abiding faith in God, and cared deeply for his family.
      William is survived by his wife of 54 years, Leila; a daughter Pamela (Ryan) Walker, Wisconsin Rapids; and a son, Scott (special friend, Midge Klein) Blajeski of Atlanta, GA.; two grandchildren, Andrew and Tyler Walker, Wisconsin Rapids. He is further survived by a brother Thomas (Carol) Blajeski, and sisters-in-law Delores Blajeski, and Harriet Blajeski, all of Kaukauna.
      William was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Blajeski in December; a sister Blanche Jirikowic; and brothers Randall and John Blajeski.
      Funeral Service for William will be at 11 a.m. on Tues., April 15, 2008, at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna, with the Rev. Melinda Feller officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until time of service.
      In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name.
      Remember
      Remember me when
      I am gone away,
      Gone far away
      into the silent land;
      When you can no more
      hold me by the hand,
      Nor I half turn to go,
      yet turning stay.
      Remember me when
      no more,
      day by day,
      You tell me of
      our future
      that you planned:
      Only remember me;
      you understand
      It will be late
      to counsel then
      or pray.
      Yet if you should
      forget me
      for a while
      And afterwards remember,
      do not grieve:
      For if the darkness
      and corruption leave
      A vestige of
      the thoughts that
      once I had,
      Better by far
      you forget
      and smile
      Than that you
      remember
      and be sad.
      C. G. Rosesetti
    Person ID I226866  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father Walter Blajeski,   b. 16 Sep 1895, Glenmore, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1971  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary Kramer,   b. 04 Aug 1898, Sturgeon Bay, Door Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1976  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F89590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leila I Boerschel,   b. 01 Dec 1925, Merrill, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2010, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 07 Aug 1954  Merrill, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lynn Penny Blajeski,   b. 29 Aug 1956, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 2007  (Age 51 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Family ID F97972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1929 - Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1948 - Kaukauna High School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Aug 1954 - Merrill, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 2008 - Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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