Cecil Frank Blaschke
September 28, 1937 – October 11, 2017
Cecil Frank Blaschke passed away peacefully from a chronic illness on October 11, 2017 in Costa Mesa, California. He was born September 28, 1937, to Felix and Ethel Blaschke on a farm near Holland, Texas. He was the youngest of five children.
Burial will be in the Bartlett, Texas cemetery following a service at the Goodnight Funeral Home in Bartlett, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 11:00 AM.
He graduated from Holland High School in 1956. He moved to California to continue his education and became a psychiatric nurse for The State of California. After retirement, he volunteered in that field for many years. He delighted in helping with an annual Christmas party for special needs children. Each year, he created a unique ice mold for the party punch bowl.
Cecil was a collector of coins, vintage casino poker chips, Lladro clown figurines and Waterford crystal Christmas ornaments. He enjoyed dining out and sharing good times with family and friends. Cecil never passed up an opportunity to watch the Dodgers play baseball on television. He valued his roots and kept up with hometown news of classmates and old acquaintances. He was a devout member of the Catholic Church.
Cecil Blaschke was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Margaret Blaschke Sassman and Frances Blaschke Minikus, as well as long time pal Edwin Frederickson.
Survivors are his sisters Ruby Blaschke Hall of North Richland Hills, Texas and Ann Blaschke Barton and husband Bart of Mansfield, Texas. Other survivors are nephews Eugene Sassman, Johnny Minikus, Charles Hall(Sheryl), Dale Barton and Tim Barton(Leslie); and nieces Susan Sassman Bushman (Bill), JoAnne Minikus Meyerson (Ron) Vickie Hall Coles (Wesley), Janice Hall Wentworth and Karen Barton Denson (John). He has thirteen great nephews and nieces, eighteen great great nephews and nieces, as well as a group of close friends.
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 21, 2017
Cecil Frank Blaschke
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October 21, 2017
He was the sweetest brother 4 girls could ever have asked for. Ann
October 20, 2017
Cecil was a high school classmate and a life long friend. He will be missed. May God's peace be with you in this time of grief.
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October 19, 2017
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