Anton Fred Blenker, 85, Kingman, Ariz., a former farmer and livestock dealer in the Junction City area, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
A private memorial service was held Saturday in Kingman.
His cremains will be buried at a later date in St. Killian’s Cemetery in Blenker.
A memorial fund has been established for the parishes of St. Michael in Junction City, St. Wenceslaus in Milladore and St. Killian in Blenker. Contributions in his name can be sent to St. Wenceslaus Parish, 146 Main St., Milladore, WI 54454.
Mr. Blenker was born May 20, 1915, in Blenker, a son of the late Henry J. and Theresa (Brandl) Blenker.
He was married to Marie Ruth Shirek on Oct. 4, 1938, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Milladore.
He farmed and was a livestock dealer in the Junction City area for more than 25 years. He moved to Stevens Point in 1960 and then retired to Arizona in 1975.
He was a member of the Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife, Kingman; four daughters, Susanne (Jerry) Kaczmarek, Prairie Farm, Joyce (Roger) Johnson, Arvada, Colo., Carole (Dan) Frederickson, Ventura, Calif., and Marilyn Blenker, Austin, Texas; five sons, Richard (Dottie), Stevens Point, Frederick (Marilyn), Castle Rock, Colo., Peter (Pam), Amherst, Daniel (Bonnie), Junction City, and David (Tracy), Boise, Idaho; one brother, Lawrence (Lorraine), Denver, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes Blenker, Veronica Krummel and Agatha Kozlowski; and eight brothers, Henry, John, Joseph, Larry, Albert, James, Sylvan and Leo.