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Thomas John Bleskachek

June 20, 1944 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 77)

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Thomas John Bleskachek of Chippewa Falls, passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Tom was born to Henry and Christine (Sandvick) Bleskachek on June 20, 1944. He was known as Tom, TJ or Toby by many family and friends. Tom served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1965.

Tom married Mavis “Mazie” Bowe on December 27, 1967 in Hennepin County, MN. Tom and Mazie owned “TJ & Mazie’s Bar” in Boyd for 5 years. Tom worked for American Materials and the Street Department of Chippewa Falls over 20 years.

He was a member of Notre Dame Church and the American Legion Post 77 in Chippewa Falls.

Tom is survived by his wife and love of his life of 54 glorious years, Mavis “Mazie”; daughter, Amanda (Luke) Erickson of Las Vegas, grandchildren, Brooke and Blake Erickson of Las Vegas; brothers, Bob (Pam) Bleskachek of Altoona, Jerry Bleskachek of Pennsylvania, sister, Betty (Bob) Leidholdt of Chippewa Falls, sisters-in-law, Jeanne Bleskachek of Minnesota and Pat Bleskachek of Chippewa Falls. He was further survived by brothers-in-law, Denny Bowe, John (Jane) Bowe, Pete (Pam) Bowe all of Chippewa Falls, sisters-in-law, Dolly (Bud) Schindler, Jane Bowe, Charlie (Lee) Armstrong of Chippewa Falls, Ronzi (Randy) Roen of Colfax, and many nieces and nephews.

Tom is preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Ron and Dick Bleskachek; sister, Ruth Ann Oberg; sisters-in-law, Lucy Rada, Marilyn Bowe, and Ginney Bleskachek, brothers-in-law, Jim Bowe, Bub Stanford and Jim Douglas.

Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, January 19 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. Inurnment will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner at a later date.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 12 Noon on Wednesday, January 19 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Goldsmith Chapel of Notre Dame or Irvine Park in Tom's memory.


A Memorial Mass for Thomas John Bleskachek was held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, January 19 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.

Rev. Brandon Guenther was celebrant of the Memorial Mass. Military rites were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council with Taps played by Leo Schulte.

Music during the Mass was provided by Beth Martinek and Shawn Muench. A tribute to Tom was given by Roger Stanford. Readings were given by Donna Shafer. Gift bearers were Bridget Kajer and Heather Roen.

Urn bearers were Mark and Neil Bleskachek, Ryan Douglas and Zach Roen.


January 19, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Notre Dame Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)

Memorial Mass
January 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Notre Dame Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)

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