Edward M. Blizewski

Dec. 6, 1923 - Sept. 8, 2007

Edward M. "Ed" Blizewski, a longtime Missouri resident, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee at age 83. He was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Waclaw and Rozalia (Palen) Blizewski.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1944. He graduated in 1946 from Fordham University. On June 12, 1948, Ed married Martha Jeannette Richards at St. Patrick’s Church in St. Joseph, Mo. Ed worked as a criminal inspector of immigration and naturalization for the Department of Justice until retiring in 1978. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gladstone, Mo.

Ed will be sadly missed by his wife, Martha, currently of Waukesha; his two children, Susan Barnhart of Delafield and Brent (Cindy) Blizewski of Charlotte, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Britta and Jenna Barnhart and Rachael Blizewski.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Casimir Rusak; and son-in-law, Scott Barnhart.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until the 9 a.m. funeral Mass on Friday, Sept. 14, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 900 NE Shady Lane Drive, Oakview, Mo. 64118. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services in Waukesha at 547-4035, or visit to leave an online tribute. McGilley Antioch Chapel in Kansas City is also assisting the family, (816) 453-7700.