Frank George Blazek
Feb. 22, 1930-Feb. 11, 2019
Frank George Blazek, 88, of Schuyler, died at his home in Schuyler on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler, with the Rev. Sarah Gengler officiating. Military Honors immediately following the service by McLeod Post #47 of the American Legion and Hespen-Mitchell post # 4836 of the American Legion. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday morning at the church. Committal will be at a later date. Lunch will immediately follow the service. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.
Frank Blazek was born Feb. 22, 1930, in rural Dodge County, to Frank Joseph and Libbie Emily (Ruzicka) Blazek. He received his education in rural district #22, Colfax County, and graduated from Howells High School in 1947. Frank was a Korean War Veteran. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Nov. 12, 1951, and served as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class on the Aircraft Carrier USS Boxer CVa21. He was a lifetime farmer. On Aug. 16, 1975, he married Marilyn Horak Hlavac at the First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler.
Frank always liked caring for farm animals and feeling the good earth in his hands. He had served as an Ordained Elder of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in rural Howells, and was currently a member of First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 4836 in Schuyler, and served 17 years as Adjutant and was a member of the Honor Guard for many years. Frank was a member of the Colfax County Service Committee, was on the Election Board for 30 years, and in his lifetime, donated 18 gallons of blood to the Red Cross.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Schuyler; daughter, Teri Lynn (Rod) Dostal of Dodge; son, Marc Dean Hlavac of Garrison; grandchildren: Eric "EJ" (Beth) Hlavac, Riley Hlavac, all of Garrison, Susan (Randy) Muhsman of Schuyler, and Charles (Jacki) Dostal of Dodge; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Emma, Jacob and Maximus Hlavac of Garrison, and Ryan and Kendra Muhsman of Schuyler; brother-in-law Robert (Joyce) Horak of Walker, Minnesota and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and in-laws, Jerry and Lottie Horak.