|LEONIN BLANCHAMP, father of
MATTHEUS BLANSHAN, father of
MATHIEU BLANSHAN, father of
MATTHEUS BLANSHAN, father of
JACOB BLANSHAN, father of
MATTHEUS JACOB BLANSHAN, father of
JACOB SMEDES BLANSHAN, father of
CHARLES ROGERS BLANSHAN, father of
PETER JACOB BLANSHAN, father of
HAROLD W. BLANSHAN
Harold W. Blanshan was born to parents Peter Jacob and Hattie
"Fern" Russell Blanshan on December 11, 1921. When Peter was
killed in a motorcycle accident in 1935, Harold and his siblings and
mother went to live with Harold's paternal grandparents, Charles
and Flora Tubbs Blanshan in Seymour, Wisconsin. Harold joined the
military right out of high school and was a career Air Force officer.
He married Patricia Heenan on November 26, 1949. Harold and
Patricia lived in Tucson, Arizona in retirement.
The children of Harold W. and Patricia Heenan Blanshan are:
Peter Blanshan - he married Marilyn Wolman
Patricia Blanshan -
Kevin Blanshan - he married Molly Grezaffi.
Patricia Blanshan - she married Frank Ralls.
OBITUARY OF PATRICIA MARY HEENAN BLANSHAN
Patricia Mary Blanshan, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died at age 82,
on June 14, 2004, after a long illness. She was born to Patrick and Rose (Feeley) Heenan on
October 25, 1921 in Appleton, WI. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Menasha. Pat
studied music at Lawrence University and worked as a legal secretary in the County Court House
in Appleton, WI and also in Washington D.C. during WWII. She married Harold Blanshan of
Seymour, WI on November 26, 1949. She was the wife of a career Air Force officer and after 32
years of military service, Patricia and Harold retired to Tucson, AZ.
Patricia will be greatly missed by her husband and children: Peter Blanshan (Marilyn Wolman) of
Boston MA; Patricia Blanshan of Tucson AZ; Kevin Blanshan (Molly Grezaffi) of Tucson AZ and
Priscilla Ralls (Frank) of Appleton WI; four grandchildren: Emmy Stetson (Jerry) and Clari
LoCascio (Issac Vasquez) of Tucson AZ; Frank Ralls (Tara) and Patricia Ralls of Appleton WI; five
great-grandchildren; her brother, James Heenan (Virginia) of Appleton WI; numerous nieces and
nephews; and her faithful and constant companions Lucy and Rosie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her three sisters: Catherine Hahn, Rosemary
Heenan and Mary Holtz.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, 312 S. State Street in Appleton, WI. Visitation will be at the church from 10 AM until the
time of service. Interment will be at the parish cemetery.
How do we say goodbye to the heart and soul of our family? To the wife who stood by my side
and gave me four extraordinary children; The wife that held the family together when I was away;
The love of my life? To the mother that taught us to be strong in the face of the unknown; Who
loved us unconditionally? We choose not to say goodbye. Instead, we embrace your memory.