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Leota Blazek


Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 11:24 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 11:38 a.m. CDT

Leota Blazek, 82, of Creston died Feb. 21, 2014, at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Cromwell United Church of Christ.  The Rev. Delores Doench will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. No visitation will be held. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Cromwell United Church of Christ.  Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Leota Mae “Tootie” Blazek, daughter of Olive Athelia (Everling) and Lester William James, was born May 30, 1931, in Orient, Adair County.

Leota graduated from Cromwell High School in 1949.

On Nov. 25, 1950, Leota married Dale Dean Blazek at Cromwell Church.

They settled on a farm in Adams County, where she was a housewife and worked as a telephone switch board operator. They moved to Creston in 1957.

In 1966, Blazek Trenching was established and Leota was co-owner/operator with her husband Dale.

Leota was a member of Cromwell United Church of Christ, Women’s Fellowship, Active Cromwell Alumni Association and Old Thyme Power Club.

Leota is survived by her spouse Dale Dean Blazek of Creston, son Kevin (wife Marcy) Blazek of Greenfield, daughter Sue (husband Jim) KinKennon of Papillion, Neb.; grandchildren, Sara (husband Travis) Thomsen of Sidney, Neb., Chad (wife Amy) KinKennon of O’Neill, Neb., and Kenneth Blazek and Joel Blazek, both of Greenfield; and great-grandchildren, Brayden and Brylee Thomsen of Sidney, Neb.

Leota was preceded in death by her parents.

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