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Frances J. (Melson) Blakesley

June 1, 1920 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 96)

Frances J. Blakesley, 96, of Elkhorn, WI, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Kindred Hearts in Elkhorn, WI.  She was born June 1, 1920 in Iowa, the daughter of the late Alfred and Clara (Cutsinger) Melson.  Frances married Bert Blakesley on September 19, 1942 in Iowa City, Iowa. Bert preceded her in death on October 31, 2012. Frances worked as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Hospital.  She enjoyed traveling, knitting, clogging, playing bridge and pinochle.  Frances especially loved spending time with her family.

Frances is survived by her 6 children; Jane (Terry) Budworth, Judy (John) Duffiney, Lois (Mel) Yoshikami, Bob (Linda) Blakesley, Weston Blakesley and Jim Blakesley, 8 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bert and 6 siblings.

Memorial services will be 11:00AM on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 730 N Wisconsin St. Elkhorn, WI, with Rev. Bill McBride officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00AM on Saturday until service time.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may to do Lakeland Animal Shelter, PO Box 1000 Elkhorn, WI 53121.  Online guest book at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.  Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home and Crematory, of Elkhorn, WI, assisted the Blakesley Family.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Lakeland Animal Shelter
PO Box 1000, Elkhorn WI 53121



 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
April 8, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Elkhorn
Elkhorn, WI

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Elkhorn
Elkhorn, WI


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