Paul G. Blanchard

NEWTON — Paul G. Blanchard, 59, of 1400 E. 12th St. N., Newton, and formerly of Mason City, died Monday (May 5, 2003) at his home in Newton from complications of Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton, with Father Phil Cardenzana, Pastoral Vicar, officiating.

Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at the Wallace Family Funeral Home, 1115 E. 19th St. N. in Newton. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to Hospice of Jasper County and may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home or at the church on the day of service.

Paul was born on June 20, 1943, in Mason City, a son of Clovis and Delvina M. (Sauve) Blanchard.

He was a 1962 graduate of Mason City High School.

Paul was united in marriage to Janette Ann Dickerson on Jan. 4, 1964, in Mason City.

They moved to Newton in 1966. He was a factory worker at Maytag Co. in dishwashers for 30 years, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Buckcreek Muzzleloaders, UAW Local 997 and past member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Janette, of Newton; one son, Paul A. Blanchard and his wife, Tamara, of Newton; two daughters, Ann Pietz and her husband, Larry, of Newton, and Sharon Mumm and her husband, Brian, of Bloomington, Wis.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Blanchard and his wife, Donna, of Ackley, William Blanchard and his wife, Arlene, of Manly, and James “Jiggs” Blanchard and his wife, Kathy, of Clear Lake; one sister, June Blanchard, of Mason City; one sister-in-law, Carol Blanchard, of Monroe, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles in 2003; a brother-in-law; two nephews; a sister-in-law, and a close friend, Larry Robson.

May 7, 2003 - Mason City Globe Gazette)  Photo from MCHS Yearbook.