Age 86 of Lakeville Died peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 15. Retired Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve and retired teacher at Normandale Community College. Survived by daughters, Charlotte Miller (Stephen), of Burnsville; Nancy Blackstad (Loreck), of Toronto, Ontario; son-in-law Bruce Fenske, New Ulm; grandchildren, Patrick Miller (Jane), of Shakopee; Chaz Miller (Lynn), of Plymouth; Eric Fenske of Chicago and Sara Fenske, of Mpls; great-grandchildren, ZK Miller, Caleb Miller and Jiana Wright Miller, all of Plymouth; sister, Vera Duzan, Pine City; brothers, Jim Blackstad (Joan), of New Ulm and Ed Blackstad (Cathy), of Sleepy Eye. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Bernadine Blackstad and Ruth Dittes Blackstad; daughter, Barb Fenske and his parents, Peter and Nellie Blackstad. Funeral service Wednesday, (Nov. 21), at 11:00AM at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley, 7800 Co. Rd. 42, Apple Valley. Interment Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 5:00-8:00PM at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. S., Richfield and one hour prior to service at church. Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley or Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. MorrisNilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 www.morrisnilsen.com
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Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 19, 2012