Leonard ‘Bud’ Maurice Blanchard, 89

Published 10:43 am Friday, February 14, 2014

The funeral service for Leonard Maurice Blanchard will be 11 a.m. Feb. 15, 2014, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 411 West Main Street, Brownsdale, MN with Rev. Jeff Sage officiating. Interment will be in Waltham Township Cemetery in rural Waltham.



Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Leonard Maurice Blanchard, 89, passed away on Feb. 12, 2014, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, Minn.

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Leonard was  born on Aug. 25, 1924, the son of George and Edith (Pace) Blanchard in Mower County, Minn. He was married to Anelda Dulitz on Sept. 28, 1947. He married Evelyn Steigerwald, on Sept. 30, 2000.

Leonard was a lifelong resident and farmer in Mower County. He enjoyed reading, walking, music and his grandchildren.  Leonard was active in his church as an Elder, Sunday School Teacher, and he sang in the choir.

Leonard is survived by his children, Vicki (Stewart) Reid, of Waltham, Minn.; Daniel (Kathy) Blanchard, of Sergeant, Minn.; Jim (Ruby) Blanchard, of Kasson, Minn.; Bill (Janice) Blanchard, of Waltham; Betsy (Tom) Jeppesen, of Lakeville, Minn.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Rassmussen, of Grand Meadow, Minn.; and Bonnie (Joe) Fruth, of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; infant son, Paul; four brothers and seven sisters.