WAUKESHA

John Edward Blessinger
Sept. 19, 1944 ó Jan. 14, 2018

John Edward Blessinger John Edward Blessinger died on January 14, 2018, in Waukesha, at the age of 73. John is survived by his wife, Sandra (nee Warda); his children, Jeff (Tami) of Baraboo and Steve (Shelly) of Mauston; and his grandchildren, Hannah, Mara, Emma, Jack, Sandy and J.J. He is further survived by relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Elsie (nee Terwelp), and his brothers Gerald and James.

John was born on September 19, 1944, in Milwaukee. He graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in fine arts. He married Sandra in 1967 and the two were happily married for 50 years. John served in the United States Army as a military police officer, and was honorably discharged in 1969. His children and grandchildren remember him for his sense of humor and intelligence, and as someone who encouraged them to pursue their goals and to reach their full potential.

John was accomplished at gourmet cooking, fly fishing, painting and photography, and was an avid reader. John will he missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life will take place on a future date. All will be welcome to attend and celebrate Johnís life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to HAWS.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.