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  • William Edward BLECHA

    William Edward BLECHA

    Male 1920 - 2012  (91 years)

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    • Name William Edward BLECHA  [1
      Born 22 Oct 1920  Forestburg, Sanborn, SD Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 12 Jul 2012  Seward, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      • William E. Blecha
        Blecha, William E.
        Age 91
        Seward, NE, formerly of Syracuse, NE. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorna; son-in-law, Leslie Scholz; 5 sisters; and 3 brothers. Survived by children, Rodney and Debra Blecha, Omaha; Sharon and Ken Jensen, St. Libory, NE; and Sue Scholz, Grand Island, NE; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Lester Penkava, Omaha; special friend, Arlene Sedlak, Seward; and many nieces and nephews.
        FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, July 16, 10am at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse. VISITATION Sunday, July 15, 2-9pm, with family greeting friends 5-7pm at the Funeral Home. INTERMENT, Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Memorials to Luther Memorial Church, Syracuse; or Grace Lutheran Church, Cook, NE. Online condolences to
        www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
        FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY
        FUNERAL HOME
        Syracuse, NE 68446 402-269-2441


        Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 14 to July 15, 2012
      Buried 16 Jul 2012  Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Otoe Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Person ID I172743  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 2 Aug 2020 

      Father Albert BLECHA, Sr.,   b. 10 Sep 1876, Humbolt, Richardson County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1952, Table Rock, Pawnee CO, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
      Mother Anna Stella KOZAK,   b. 15 Apr 1877, Milevsko, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1952, Pawnee City, Pawnee CO, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
      Married 26 Jun 1900  Pawnee City, Pawnee CO, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F61985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Lorna Louise BUETHE,   b. 11 Aug 1924, Elk Creek, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1997, Syracuse, Otoe, County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
      Married 6 Nov 1949  Elk Creek, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Living
       2. Living
       3. Living
      Family ID F63965  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1920 - Forestburg, Sanborn, SD Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1949 - Elk Creek, NE Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 2012 - Seward, NE Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jul 2012 - Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Otoe Co., Nebraska Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      Albert Blecha 1876 1952 Anna Kozak 1877 1952 Family.j
      Albert Blecha 1876 1952 Anna Kozak 1877 1952 Family.j

    • Notes 
      • MARRIAGE: Married at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

        BIOGRAPHY: Have a copy of a 40th wedding anniversary pic.

        MAILADDRESS: In 1986: RFD #1
        Cook, NE 68329

        TELEPHONE: 402-864-2321

      • From findagrave.com

        Birth: Oct. 22, 1920
        Forestburg
        Sanborn County
        South Dakota, USA
        Death: Jul. 12, 2012
        Seward
        Seward County
        Nebraska, USA

        William E. Blecha was born on October 22, 1920 in Forestburg, South Dakota to Albert and Anna (Kozak) Blecha. He passed way on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Heartland Park in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 20 days.

        William was the youngest of nine children and spent his younger days helping care for his family. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII and after being honorably discharged, he returned home to farm. He was united in marriage on November 6, 1949 to Lorna Buethe at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Elk Creek, Nebraska. They farmed near Pawnee City until moving to Cook, Nebraska in 1954. He took great pride in farming and raising cattle. Land conservation was important and he was able to reclaim some land in Johnson County that had been depleted. While farming, he also worked in the Campbell's Soup factory. After retiring, he and Lorna made their home in Syracuse.

        In his spare time, he enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator, polka dancing, playing cards and helping others. He took great pride in making sure his farm was always looking nice. He was a great conversationalist and enjoyed striking up a conversation with anyone. He was awarded the Good Neighbor Award in 1998 from Aksarben and the Omaha World Herald.

        He is survived by his Children: Rodney Blecha and wife Debra of Omaha, NE; Sharon Jensen and husband Ken of St. Libory, NE; Sue Scholz of Grand Island, NE. 7 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, Brother-in-law: Lester Penkava of Omaha, NE; Special Friend: Arlene Sedlak of Seward, NE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

        He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife: Lorna (May 1997); Son-in-law: Leslie Scholz; 5 Sisters and 3 Brothers.

        Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Coen officiating.
        Visitation will be on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
        Memorials may be directed to Luther Memorial Church in Syracuse or Grace Lutheran Church in Cook.
        Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse, NE.
        Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE 402-269-2441



        Family links:
        Parents:
        Albert Blecha (1876 - 1952)
        Anna Stella Kozak Blecha (1877 - 1952)

        Spouse:
        Lorna L. Buethe Blecha (1924 - 1997)

        Burial:
        Park Hill Cemetery
        Syracuse
        Otoe County
        Nebraska, USA

        Created by: Don
        Record added: Jul 14, 2012
        Find A Grave Memorial# 93565721

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      1. [S1138] Findagrave.com.