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Charles Blankley

Charles F. Blankley III

Thursday, September 10th, 1936 - Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
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Obituary

Charles F. Blankley, III 84 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Casa Del Mare Assisted Living, Kenosha, WI.

He was born September 10, 1936, in Kenosha, WI the son of the late Charles and Irma (Rosing) Blankley, II. He grew up in Kenosha, and spent many years living in other surrounding cities, including Racine, WI where he was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962 before his honorable discharge.

Charles was a fan of horseshoes, whether watching or playing, he was there; he traveled all over to attend National Horseshoe Pitching Tournaments. He was also a baseball fan, usually rooting for the Chicago Cubs, and in recent years, he rooted for the Milwaukee Brewers. Charles was a talented woodworker, and enjoyed camping, and senior bus trips to hotel casinos.

Survivors include his children, Jeffrey (Michelle) Blankley of Antioch, IL, Tim (Mignon) Blankley of Beach Park, IL, Tina (Nate) Engel of Gurnee, IL, and Eric Blankley of Milwaukee, WI; his wife, Rose Dahlin; a brother, Philip Blankley; grandchildren, Nathan Blankley, Emily, Aaron and Tyler Engel, and Robert and Paige Blankley; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie (Freund), second wife, Phylis (Reinke) Spade; sons, Gerald Blankley and Paul Blankley; and siblings, John “Tom” Blankley, Lynn Weiss, Lois Houk, Bruce Blankley and Giles Blankley.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Proko Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii Catholic Church, 2224 45th St., Kenosha, WI. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Kenosha, WI.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 31st, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Monday, May 31st, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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  • Funeral Mass

    Location
    Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
    Address
    2224-45th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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    Officiant
    Fr. Joseph Lappe, MIC
  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    St. James Cemetery
    Address
    7002 7th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53143
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Michael Benner

Posted at 11:51am
Our condolences to the family of Charles from Knights of Columbus Insurance. “May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”
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Betty Burns

Posted at 05:54pm
Lived across the street from Chuck and Marie back in late 60/70’s and our children crew up and played together! Had many picnics with neighbors Mike and Ginny Myers, Chuck and Marie, Arline and Judson Bright plus all our kids...lots of memories of Jeff and Jerry, Terri, Roxanne, Karen, and Lynn plus the Meyers’s girls! So sorry to read about your Dad, and didn’t know Jerry and Paul were deceased! Prayers and hugs to your family, Tina’ and Eric’s families! Love to you all!
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