Ewald "E. J." Blaschke '59
August 30, 2021 1:56 PM
updated: August 30, 2021 2:15 PM
Ewald Joseph “E.J.” Blaschke
December 15, 1937 - May 11, 2021
Ewald Joseph Blaschke, known as E.J., age 83, joined his heavenly family, Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
He was born Dec. 15, 1937 in Schulenburg to Ewald and Marie (Vacek) Blaschke. He was a devout member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post 571. He graduated from Texas A&M and retired from
U.S. Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years of service. He worked for Texas Dept. of Transportation for 37 years as an engineer and surveyor. He married his beloved Suzan Klecka on June 13, 1965 and they spent the next 55 years enjoying their
commitment and love for each other.
Survivors are wife, Suzan Blaschke of Yoakum; son, James Blaschke '88 and wife Tina '87 of Katy; two grandsons, Matthew Blaschke '16 of Conroe and Michael Blaschke '19 and wife Sarah of Dallas; and sisters-in-law, Hazel Blaschke and Renee Blaschke.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Trefny and husband Milton; and brothers Berneth Blaschke and Kenneth Blaschke.
Visitation was held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yoakum with rosary recited at 10:30 a.m. and funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Entombment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Mausoleum. Pallbearers
were Matthew Blaschke, Michael Blaschke, Donald Templin, Michael Carpenter, Andy Bordovsky and Carl Bordovsky. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Ohnheiser, Billy Sparks, Victor Novak, Ron Ferguson, Wilburn Pargmann and Fred Siecko.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yoakum.
Arrangements were by Thiele Cooper Funeral Home, 361-293-5656.