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Ronald M. Blawat

Dec 10, 1930 - Apr 08, 2018

Ronald M. Blawat, 87, Townsend, died peacefully Sunday evening, April 8, 2018 following a short illness.  He was born December 10, 1930 in Milwaukee to Max and Bernice (Ruszczyk) Blawat.  Ron grew up in Milwaukee and following graduation from high school he entered the US Navy and served as a pilot during the Korean War.  Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he returned to Milwaukee where he went to work for the Ladish Co. and married Elizabeth who preceded him in death.  Ron worked for Ladish for all of his adult life and served as their union representative and president for many years.  Upon his retirement in 1991 he moved to Townsend and still did consulting work for the union.  In 1995, he married Helen Fowler and the couple continued to live in Townsend.  He was a member of the Oconto County DAV Chapter #45.

Survivors are his wife, Helen Blawat, Townsend; Helen’s children, Tom (Annie) Blawat, Brenda Pederson and Jeff (Carol) Blawat; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; three brothers, Gordy Blawat, Wayne Blawat and Jimmy (Josie) Blawat; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.


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