Clive E. Blasing of the Town of Genesee passed away on February 20, 2018, at age 83.
He has gone to heaven to be with his beloved wife, Alice E. “Bette” (nee Dunn) Blasing; his loving daughter Karen Blasing; and his parents Earl and Eleanor (nee Pugh) Blasing. He was the dear father of Diane Blasing (Jason Schmidt).
In his youth, he planted potatoes, picked raspberries, shoveled snow and cut lawns. He began his career working as a paperboy for the Waukesha Daily Freeman. He then worked for Kaske and Blasing, Kaskes, Diamond Foundry, Brickson Construction Co., Biwer’s Shoe Store, Wisconsin Centrifugal, Waukesha Foundry, Waukesha Motor Co. (now Dresser Industry), Bill’s Special Delivery, W.S.D., First National Bank, Coin-O-Matic Laundromat and Moreland Plaza Laundromat. Shortly after graduating from Waukesha High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserves for eight years. He requested a transfer to active duty during the Korean War. He served at Pearl Harbor, Guam, Kwajalein and the Philippines.
He was sworn in as a Waukesha County deputy sheriff on February 1, 1958, as the youngest deputy in the department at that time. He was interviewed for the political appointee by the Democratic Party in 1971 and then ran for sheriff. He was also interviewed by the Republican Party for the political appointee for sheriff 20 years later. He retired after 22 1/2 years of service.
Visitation will be Thursday March 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial at Springfield Union Cemetery in rural Lake Geneva will follow the service.
and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or
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