Leo Thomas Blanchet

May 2, 1920April 1, 2011

Leo Blanchet, 90, of Ames, and formerly of Dayton, passed away April 1, 2011, at his home. A visitation will be Tues., April 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wed., April 6 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father James Secora presiding. Leo Blanchet was born May 2, 1920 in Gilmore City to S.A. and Elizabeth Blanchet. He married Marietta Harrigan on June 25, 1949. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a lifelong farmer in central Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Marietta Blanchet, of Ames; four children, Suzanne (Dale) Petersen of Ames, Robert (Suzy) Blanchet of Santa Fe, NM, Brenda (Dave) Houck of Bremerton, WA, and Jane Ann (Brian) Becicka, of Charles City; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Catharine Van Horn, of Ankeny; and one brother, Bill Blanchet, of Ft. Dodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Adeline Meyers; and one brother, James Blanchet. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Leo Thomas Blanchet

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April 4, 2011

Dear Marietta,
I am so sorry to hear about Leo. We sat together in the last pew in Dayton for quite a few years. My condolences to your family.
Sue Franey from Christ the King Parish in Dayton

Jill & John Sankovitch

April 4, 2011

Marietta and Suzanne - our hearts and prayers our with you during this difficult time. Sorry that we will not be there for the visitation we are out of town. We are with you in spirit knowing that God is your comforter. Peace and Love to you all.

April 4, 2011

Jane Ann & Family,
So sorry to read about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May the happy memories ease your pain as time goes by.
Jeanie (Davis) Tucker
High School classmate

April 4, 2011

As the hours go bye, its so hard to believe that you are gone. We love you and promise to keep Grandma safe and well cared for until it is time for you to be together again forever.


Michelle and Gary Elliott