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Donald T. Blanchard

Donald T. Blanchard

Donald T. Blanchard age 78 of Colfax, passed away on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at Clark County Rehab & Living in Owen, Wisconsin after a long battle with dementia.

Don was born July 23, 1941 in New Orleans, LA.  He was the son of Arthur and Marguerite (Landry).  After graduating from DeLa Salle High School he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1959 to 1963.  After the Marine Corps Don was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years.  He went from letter carrier and clerk to Supervisor and then onto management.  When he retired from the USPS, he worked part time at Ken McDonald’s Golf Course, in Tempe, AZ, and then at Whitetail Golf Course in Colfax.  He loved golfing and bowling.

Don is survived by his wife, Georgia, his children; a daughter Donna Blanchard, three sons, Dan (Saunda), Dave (Becky) and Joe (Lauren); seven grandchildren, Scott, Stephanie, Thomas, Crystal, David, Luke and Joey; four great grandchildren; a sister, Nancy (Charlie) Brouillette, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Joyce, Jan, Grace and Rita and one brother Earl.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 PM Tuesday July 14, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Tuesday July 14, 2020 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.

Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com

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  1. Gae Mora

    Very sad to hear of Don's passing, with a sad disease. Don and Georgia were my daughter, Kathy's, Godparents when they were here in Concord, CA. My prayers and healing thoughts for Don and whole family. Love, Gae Mora

  2. Milton &Sandra LeBlanc

    Milton &Donald(Ducky) grew up together in uptown New Orleans & enjoyed playing baseball. Georgia & his family are in our thoughts & prayers.

  3. Rob & Judy

    Rob has known Don since they played football in the 6th grade. We have enjoyed going to Holland, Michigan with them in the past as well as to the Eagle Preserve. Prayers for the family.

  4. Maisie R Himel

    Aunt Georgia, Raymond and I are brokenhearted for you and your dear family. We will be praying for you. We send love, Raymond and Maisie

  5. Raymond & Maisie Himel

    RIP uncle Don, prayers to the family.

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