Thomas H. Blakesslee

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – A private family celebration for Thomas H. Blakesslee, 69, of Apache Junction, formerly of Fairmont, will be held at a later date.

Tom passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, June, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; his daughters, Trisha Treybal and husband, Don, of Jackson, Minn., Tami Borchardt and husband, Mark, of Fairmont, Minn., and Amy Schmeling and husband, Scott, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; sister, Carol Rix and husband, Tom, of Spring Grove, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Julie Blakesslee of Apache Junction, Ariz., Elaine Jordan and husband, Clarence, of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Edna Crandall and husband, Kenneth, of Grinnell, Iowa; brother-in-law, Vernon Potts and wife, Cheri, of Puyallup, Wash.; the absolute joys of his life, his five grandchildren, Adam Schultze and special friend, Emily, of Windom, Minn., Sara Borchardt of St. Cloud, Minn., Erika Schultze and special friend, Tyler, of Jackson, Minn., Tate Schmeling of Rapid City, S.D., and Alek Borchardt of Fairmont, Minn.; many very special nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lorraine Blakesslee; one brother, Lynn (Chuck) Blakesslee; daughter, Traci June; nieces, Samantha Rix, Andrea Blakesslee, and Christina Wollesen-Felton.

Condolences may be sent to: 1560 Meadowlark Lane, Fairmont, MN 56031 or to 105 N. Delaware #52, Apache Junction, AZ 85120.