William Henry Blanke Sr.
February 13, 1941 – November 25, 2018
William Henry Blanke, Sr. born February 13, 1941, died November 25, 2018 after battling Vascular Dementia. He was a native of New Orleans, LA and lived in Knoxville, TN for the past 15 years. Survivors are his former wives, Donna S. Lehue of Knoxville, TN and Harriet S. Reuter of New Orleans, LA. His daughters, Jennifer Blanke Marshall (David), Eric and Benjamin of Knoxville, TN, Laura Blanke Johnsen (Peter), Emily, Zachary, Ian and Ellen of Knoxville, TN. Catherine Blanke Witt (Walter) of Knoxville, TN. A son William Henry Blanke, Jr. of New Orleans, LA and one great grandson Jayce Wesson Johnsen of Knoxville, TN. He is also survived by a brother, John H. Blanke (Anita) of New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Ida Blanke, brothers Richard and Sonny Blanke. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of De La Salle High School Class of 1959 and he also attended Louisiana State University. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and he owned and operated Patterned Concrete of New Orleans for many years before moving to Tennessee. The family would like to thank the staff of Beverly Park Place Health & Rehab and Amedysis Hospice in Knoxville, TN for their loving care of our Father during the last few months of his life. Funeral arrangements are to be a private Celebration of his life at a later date.