Allan H. Bley (1926 - 2013)

3 entries
The Guest Book is expired.

RACINE - Allan H. Bley, age 87, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Elizabeth Residence. Allan was born in Port Washington, WI, January 10, 1926, son of the late Aloys and Frances (Nee: Antoine) Bley. He proudly served in the United States Army stationed in the Phillipines from 1944-1946. Allan graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Business Administration in 1951. On August 16, 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington he was united in marriage to Patricia E. Poole who preceded him in death, April 15, 2002. On November 14, 2003 Allan married Charlotte Wieczorek (Nee: Kowbel) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Racine. Allan worked as a purchasing agent for Bolens Corporation and J.I. Case before owning and operating Placements of Racine in 1967. He was at the forefront of the staffing industry being one of the first such firms in the state. Allan served as President of SME (Sales, Marketing, Executives) and WAPC (Wisconsin Association of Personnel Consultants). He was one of the original founders of Inter-City Personnel Associates, a nationwide recruiting/placement co-op. Allan retired in 1992, after selling Placements of Racine. An avid sportsman, Allan was a huge Packer, Brewer, Marquette, and Badger fan. Allan was a member of St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church and Meadowbrook Country Club where he was proud of his “hole in one” in 1993. He will be fondly remembered as a kind hearted loving man who was the best husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa ever! Survived by his beloved wife, Charlotte “Char”; daughter, Gail (Pete) Toler of Racine; sons, Michael (Marie) of Lake Mary, FL, James (Michele) of St. Charles, MO, Thomas (Kathy) of Castle Rock, CO; grandchildren, JR and Christina Toler, Danielle, Marissa, and Matthew, Samantha and Nicholas Bley, Todd Morgan and Jack Bley and Erin Barrett; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred (Betty) Bley, Gary (Shirley) Bley, Esther Bley and Iva Bley, all of Port Washington, and Sylvia Bley of Cedarburg; special friends, Gene Bunge and Dick Roloff; nieces, nephews, other relatives, many dear friends and his dog, Harley. Char’s family: son, Perry (Marlene) Wieczorek; grandchildren, Nick (Beth) Wieczorek, Lynn (James) Haasch; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Gloria Kowbel and Eleanore Mischo. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Donald, and William; sister-in-law, Germaine Bley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s by the Lake Catholic Church, 7605 Lakeshore Drive. Full Military Honors to follow. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until time of Mass at 11:00 A.M. Memorials to the Veterans of Foreign War, Disabled Veterans, and to the Alzheimer’s Association have been suggested. A special thank you to the Elizabeth Residence especially Seth, Mary and staff and to Seasons Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403 (262) 634-7888 Please send condolences to

Funeral Home
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published in Racine Journal Times on Aug. 25, 2013
bullet Army bullet Veterans bullet VFW
Powered By