Frederick Edward #2 (1944 - 2008)
Surnames: Blaskowski, Lueneburg, Kapinos, Schlinsog, Northup, O’Connell, Ratuloski, Long, Counsell
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 16 Sept. 2008
Blaskowski, Frederick Edward (16 Aug. 1944 - 12 Sept. 2008)
NEILLSVILLE Frederick Blaskowski, 64, of Neillsville, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.
Funeral services for Fred will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Keith Lueneburg will officiate. Music will be provided by Eileen Zank, organist.
Interment will be in the Zion American Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, both at the Gesche Funeral Home.
Frederick Edward Blaskwoski was born Aug. 16, 1944, in Chicago, the son of John and Catherine (Kapinos) Blaskowski. In 1949, the family moved to Plainfield and in 1954 to Greenwood, where Fred attended high school and helped on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Peggy Schlinsog in Granton and they later divorced. Fred worked as a stainless steel welder first in Milwaukee and then in Marshfield for Proska's Machine and later for Felker Bros.
He enjoyed hunting and taking care of his cattle. He was member of the Boilermaker's Union.
He is survived by his daughter, Tracey (Duane Northup) O'Connell of Neillsville; a grandson, DeRick O'Connell of St. Paul, Minn.; siblings, Genevieve Ratuloski of Chicago, Theresa Long of Poconos, Ill., Joan Counsell of Neillsville, Stanley (Diane) Blaskowski of Stratford, and Ted Blaskowski of West Bend. Fred is also survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and a godchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his soulmate, Peggy Blaskowski; brothers, Edward, Raymond and John; and brothers-in-law, Andy Ratuloski, Jack Counsell and James O. Long. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Fred's family with funeral arrangements.
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