Maurice J. “Moe” Bleckman, 85 , of Washington, passed away on September 10, 2021. Moe, son of the late Albert Bleckman and his wife Catherine nee Jasper was born on April 2, 1936 in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On October 17, 1959, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Elbert at St. Gertrudes Church in Krakow.
Moe worked at Bleckman Machine and Supply, Inc. for most of his life and could fix just about anything. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He instilled a love for the outdoors in his children and grandchildren with countless family fishing outings. One of his other hobbies was woodworking, which he truly enjoyed. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan (rarely missed a game) and also loved watching Mizzou football. He enjoyed volunteering his time at church and for the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Moe served his country in the United States Army, was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn Bleckman and sister, Marilyn Alfermann.
Among his survivors are his five children, Nancy Fischer and husband Al of Washington, Joseph Bleckman and wife Sheila of Washington, Danny Bleckman of St. Peter’s, Lynn Michels and husband Pete of Longmont, CO, and Elizabeth Kraichely and husband Rob of Rochester, MN; sister, Betty Buersmeyer of Washington; grandchildren, Adam Fischer and wife Julie, A.J. Fischer and wife Megan, Anna Michel and husband Kyle, Andrew Fischer and wife Katie, Nathan Brinker and wife Sarah, Brandon Brinker, Alicia Ferkel and husband Bobby, Jack Michels, Sam Michels, Ellie, Clara, and Violet Kraichely; seven great-grandchildren; In-laws, Laverne Beste and Rich Meyer; other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4-8 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with full military honors will be held at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
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