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  • Rudolph Ford BLECHA

    Rudolph Ford BLECHA[1, 2, 3, 4]

    Male 1922 - 2004  (82 years)

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    • Name Rudolph Ford BLECHA  [5
      Born 6 Apr 1922  Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
      Gender Male 
      Census 1930  3644 Grant, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Residence for 1930 Census 
      1930 Rudolf Blecha 1887 with Family in Utah
      1930 Rudolf Blecha 1887 with Family in Utah
      Census 1940  Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Residence for 1940 Census
      Rudy Jr. and Helen appear to be living in a different building than their parents. Perhaps this is a rural address, so maybe the family had a place in town for the bakery and one in the country. 
      • Ancestry.com shows Rudy and Helen living with another family (Lamont), but I do not think this accurate. The Lamonts are actually listed in the census two pages before Rudy and Helen.

        In addition, Rudy and Helen are on page 27 while their parents are listed on page 1 for Brigham City.
        [6]
      1940 Census Rudolph Blecha 1922 with Barbara in Utah
      1940 Census Rudolph Blecha 1922 with Barbara in Utah
      Military Service 1944  Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Rudy was captured by the German army during WWII. 
      Rudy Blecha war capture
      Rudy Blecha war capture
      Died 14 May 2004  Clearfield, Davis, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4

      • Obituary Reads:
        Rudolph (Rudy) F. Blecha
        RIVERDALE - Rudolph (Rudy) F. Blecha, 82, passed away Friday, May 14, 2004 of pneumonia at home surrounded by his family. Rudy was born April 6, 1922 in Ogden, Utah to Rudolph Blecha Sr. and Thelma Ford Blecha. In September, 1960 he married Betty Marie Pruett in Odgen, Utah. They were married 39 years. Betty passed away in March of 2000. Rudy was retired from Hill Air Force Base. He was in the U.S. Army from 1942-1957. He was a P.O.W. in WWII for 11 months in Germany and participated in a 650-mile march from the Polish border to Hanover, Germany in 1944. Rudy enjoyed going to the horse races at Wyoming Downs and other racetracks. Rudy is survived by one sister, Helen B. Jones (Jensen), South Ogden; son-in-law, Claude Bennette; sister-in-law, Edna Grigsby; three grandsons Bob, David and Rod Butler and one granddaughter, Kim Bennette. He is also survived by eight great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty, and his daughter, Sharon Bennette. Funeral Service wil be held Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. and also one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the mortuary. Internment, Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park.
      Rudolph Blecha 1922 2004 Obituary
      Rudolph Blecha 1922 2004 Obituary
      Buried Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden Utah. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Headstones in Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden Utah
      Headstones in Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden Utah
      Person ID I1557  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 29 Jul 2016 

      Father Rudolf (Rudolph) BLECHA,   b. 8 Sep 1887, Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1971, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
      Mother Thelma FORD,   b. 29 Jun 1901, Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1993, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
      Married 12 Jul 1921  Salt Lake City, , Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      Family ID F529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Fern PETERSON,   b. Jul 1924, Layton, , Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1985, Salt Lake City, , Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
      Married 9 Nov 1940  Logan, , Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
      +1. Sharon Rae BLECHA,   b. 3 Nov 1941, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 2001, Roy, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
      Family ID F536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 2 Betty Marie PRUETT,   b. 17 Feb 1938, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 2000, Riverdale, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
      Married 23 Sep 1960  Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1922 - Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1930 Census - 1930 - 3644 Grant, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1940 Census Rudy Jr. and Helen appear to be living in a different building than their parents. Perhaps this is a rural address, so maybe the family had a place in town for the bakery and one in the country. - 1940 - Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1940 - Logan, , Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Rudy was captured by the German army during WWII. - 1944 - Italy Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1960 - Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 2004 - Clearfield, Davis, UT Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - - Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden Utah. Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Rudy Blecha & Fern Peterson Blecha
      Rudy Blecha & Fern Peterson Blecha

      Albums
      Utah Visit 1992 Blecha Family
      Utah Visit 1992 Blecha Family (9)
      Ray and Trudy Blecha visited cousin Rudy Blecha and his wife, Betty Pruett Blecha in 1992.

    • Notes 
      • Divorced

        1930 Census:

        Name: Rudolph H G Blecha
        Home in 1930: Burch Creek, Weber, Utah
        Age: 8
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922
        Relation to Head of House: Son
        Father's Name: Rudolph
        Mother's Name: Thelma

        Household Members: Name Age
        Rudolph Blecha 40
        Thelma Blecha 27
        Rudolph H G Blecha 8
        Helen B Blecha 4

        Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Burch Creek, Weber, Utah; Roll: 2425; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 267.0.


        U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
        Name: Rudolph F Blecha
        Birth Year: 1922
        Race: White, citizen (White)
        Nativity State or Country: Utah
        State of Residence: Utah
        County or City: Weber

        Enlistment Date: 1 Dec 1942
        Enlistment State: Utah
        Enlistment City: Salt Lake City
        Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
        Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
        Grade Code: Private
        Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
        Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
        Source: Civil Life

        Education: 2 years of high school
        Civil Occupation: Kitchen workers in hotels, restaurants, railroads, steamships, etc., n.e.c.
        Marital Status: Separated, with dependents
        Height: 69
        Weight: 147



        World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946
        Name: Rudolph F Blecha
        Race: White
        Residence state: Utah

        Report Date: 20 May 1944
        Latest Report Date: 24 May 1945

        Grade: Private First Class
        Grade Notes: Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide or Private First Class or Ensign or Second Class, Seaman
        Service Branch: Army
        Arm or Service: Infantry
        Arm or Service Code: Infantry
        Organization Type: Branch Immaterial/Infantry Division Band/Dental Corps/Medical Department
        Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System
        Area Served: North African Theatre: Italy
        Detaining Country: Germany
        Camp: 003
        Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
        Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.


        Social Security Death Index Social Security Death Index
        Name: Rudolph F. Blecha
        SSN: 528-16-8253
        Last Residence: 84015 Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States of America
        Born: 6 Apr 1922
        Died: 14 May 2004
        State (Year) SSN issued: Utah (Before 1951)

        Source Citation: Number: 528-16-8253;Issue State: Utah;Issue Date: Before 1951.

    • Sources 
      1. [S544] Given to us by Raymond and Gertrude Blecha.

      2. [S583] Betty Marie Pruett Blecha, Riverdale, Utah, March 25, 2000.

      3. [S587] Rudolph Blecha Obituary.

      4. [S564] ~~Social Security Death Index Social Security Death Index~~337-03-9362;Issue State: Illinois;Issue Date: Before 1951.

      5. [S1363] 1930 Census.

      6. [S1365] 1940 Census.

      7. [S584] Thelma Ford Blecha, born June 29, 1901, died June 23, 1993 in Ogden Ut., (Ogden Standard Examiner; Thursday, June 24, 1993).


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