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    Alvin William (Bill) BLECHA

    Alvin William (Bill) BLECHA

    Male 1946 - 2020  (74 years)

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    • Name Alvin William (Bill) BLECHA  [1
      Born 3 Apr 1946  La Junta, Otero, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Gender Male 
      Died 3 Nov 2020  Pueblo, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      • Obituary

        Bill Blecha, 74, of Canon City, Colo., formerly of Swink, Colo., passed away Nov. 3, 2020, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on April 3, 1946, to Adolph and Jessie May (Hoover) Blecha in La Junta. He married Rita Strain in 1995 in Las Vegas, Nev.

        Bill graduated from Swink High School in 1964; served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked for the Santa Fe Rail Road in the signal department for 41 years. Retiring as a supervisor on April 3, 2006. Bill is a Past Exalted Ruler of the La Junta Elks Lodge.

        He is survived by his wife, Rita of the Canon City home; son, Willy Blecha of Craig, Colo.; granddaughter, Mariah (A.J.) Quick of Cheraw, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Maisen, Lexi, and Aiden; brother, Jerre Blecha of Lamar, Colo.; sisters, Charlene Cullinane of Wichita, Kan., and Mary Ellen (Kemper) Hampton of Casper, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Blecha.

        A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Steve Hicks of the Cheraw Baptist Chapel officiating. Inurnment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.

        In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Suncrest Hospice of Pueblo, 1721 West, US-50 Suite 200, Pueblo, Colo., 81008 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org) direct or through the funeral home.

        Online condolences may be made at www.PeacockFH.com. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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      Buried Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Otero, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Person ID I171996  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 19 May 2021 

      Father Adolph William BLECHA,   b. 7 Oct 1896, Elk City, Montgomery, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1970, Swink, Otero County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
      Mother Jessie May HOOVER,   b. 1910, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1970, Swink, Otero County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
      Married 5 Jul 1928  Del Norte, Rio Grande, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Family ID F61826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Living 
      Children 
       1. Living
      Last Modified 19 May 2021 
      Family ID F4427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1946 - La Junta, Otero, Colorado Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 2020 - Pueblo, CO Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Otero, Colorado Link to Google Earth
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      Alvin William Blecha
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    • Sources 
      1. [S1744] Various records researched on Ancestry.com.