Daniel L. Blazek
1954 - 2020
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Daniel L. Blazek, 66, of Richmond Hill, GA, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

Dan was born August 15, 1954 in Oconto Falls, WI to the late Alfred and Lorraine Blazek of Coleman, WI. As a young man Dan began his career with Fort Howard Paper Mill in WI and in 1985, Dan made the decision to relocate to Savannah, GA to start up the new facility in Rincon, GA. That decision would lead to meeting his wife Debi and son Austin just a few years later. Dan and Debi got married in 1993 and were together until her passing in 2011.

In 2013 after 41.5 years with the same company (and a few name changes) Dan retired from Georgia Pacific and went on to start two successful small businesses. He also found time to help start the nonprofit organization, Coastal Empire QDMA. Dan never slowed down, in 2019, he sold his home of over 30 years in Savannah and moved to Richmond Hill, GA to be closer to his grandkids, and enjoy sunsets on the Ogeechee River. Dan loved to bowl, competing in the USBC all over the country for 40 consecutive years. He loved to travel with his motor home, fish in his bass boat, and golf but most of all he enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers play football while having "just one more" with his friends at the local watering hole.

Dan was preceded in death by his wife, Debi Blazek; parents, Alfred and Lorraine Blazek; and two sons Richard "Richie" Blazek and Daniel "Danny" Blazek.

He is survived by his son, Austin Seals and daughter-in-law Samantha Seals of Richmond Hill; brother, Harold Blazek and sister-in-law Kay Blazek, Pound, WI; sister, Kathy Morris and brother in law Richard Morris, Suring, WI; four grandchildren, Austin Seals, Jr., Appleton, Julia Kate Seals, Mackenzie Seals and Colton Seals all of Richmond Hill; along with several loving nieces and a nephew.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA.

Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made in Dan's name to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Arrangements were provided by Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel. To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit www.carterbryanchapel.com.

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Published in BryanCountyNews from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 2020.
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October 31, 2020
Dan was a wonderful, fun, caring man. I met him when my son, Rick, married his sister, Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Elizabeth Morris
Family
October 30, 2020
I will miss you Dan. We had some very good times. May God bless and keep you. Steve R.
Steven Raschke
Friend
October 30, 2020
I got to know Dan through the paper industry almost 33 years ago. Over that time we had the opportunity to work on a number of projects, and form a lifelong friendship. During his years at Fort Howard, Fort James, and then Georgia-Pacific he always handled himself professionally no matter what the situation, and always brought value. The same could be said for his personal life, even more so. Dan valued family and friends above all else.I am proud to say we were good friends; it was a privilege to know him, and I will miss him...he will be missed by all.
Ken Young
Friend
October 30, 2020
Dear Austin I am so sorry to hear about my friend Dan. He was with me thru losing Michael and I helped him thru losing my best friend Debi. My sympathies are with you and your family. I will miss him so much.
Connie Lanier
Friend
October 30, 2020
Connie Lanier
Friend
October 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My husband Mark and I worked with Dan when Ft Howard first started up in ‘86 and for many years after. He was such an all around great guy! A great friend, a teacher, a leader, a supporter, a fellow golfer, always the life of the party with his “loaded cherries”! Loved to laugh and joke but could be dead serious and no nonsense when he needed to be! He just loved life itself...he will be missed by many people!
Kim Bracken
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October 29, 2020
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October 29, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Dan's family and friends for your loss. I had worked with Dan on projects for Fort Howard and GP, and he was a great friend and mentor to me. My best memories are the times spent outside of work with Dan, whether it was talking about the Packers, just catching up on things, or hearing how proud he was of his family.
Bill Buchholz
Coworker
October 29, 2020
Please know you and your family have our deepest sympathies following the loss of Dan as your father and my brother in law. Dan will be missed but never forgotten. We are confident he will always keep an eye on you and your family. We are here to share your grief, to listen to your memories of him, or simply be quite by your side at anytime or anywhere.
Tommy & Shirley Hill
Family
October 29, 2020
Was always a pleasure working with Dan.
Bob and Ann Jentz
Coworker
October 28, 2020
Another good one gone too soon. Rest in peace.
David Felker
Coworker
October 28, 2020
Rest In Peace Papa Dan. Gone too soon!
Payers for Peace and Joy to the Seal Family as they celebrate a life well lived.
JR
John Reynolds
Friend
October 28, 2020
Dan was a great friend to everyone he met. I will miss everything about you. Our bowling, golf outings, race watches and football games. All of these memories serve to ease the pain of losing a close friend.
Gil & Robin Sloan
Neighbor
October 28, 2020
Sorry for your loss Austin you & your family are in our prayrs!
Dianne Hendricks
October 28, 2020
So sad to hear today the passing of my friend Dan. We had some great times on Goldfinch Court as neighbors for nearly twenty years, and our golf matches with Marian and Harvey were memorable as well. Rest In Peace my friend and thanks for the good times.....,
Dan Stell
Friend
October 28, 2020
I had the opportunity to work with Dan for close to 30 years. He was a mentor and teacher to me and many others. Dan had a big heart and as a leader always put people above processes. He was a good friend outside of work, loved his family and supported his friends. He left us too soon but is surrounded by his family members that preceded him. He will be deeply missed.
Stan Epperson
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