Gerald D. "Gerry" Blaese, 69, of Greenleaf, died on Saturday morning July 28, 2012 at a local nursing home, following a brief battle with cancer. The son of the late Henry and Frances (Eichinger) Blaese was born March 20, 1943 in Appleton. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Gerry worked at Thilmany Paper Company in Kaukauna for his entire career, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed camping at Jellystone Campground in Sturgeon Bay and coffee klatches with his buddies. In addition he loved Friday night fish frys and playing cards with his family.
His family includes his three daughters, Bette Blaese, Oregon, WI, Tania (Glenn) Garrity, Tomah, WI, and Sonya (Dale) Leick, Greenleaf, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren, as well as his siblings, Shirlee (Dewey) Stroessenreuther, Ginny (Dave) Malueg, and Donald (Judy) Blaese, He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger Blaese.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere. Private Family Services will follow immediately at the funeral home. Full Military Rites will be accorded Gerry after the service. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Blaese Family.
Read Gerald Blaese's Obituary and Guestbook on www.ryanfh.com.