Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Orient United Methodist Church following the committal services at the cemetery.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Friday, March 21st, at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Friday, March 21st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: To the Meridith Blazek memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Meridith Kay Blazek was born on February 18, 1947 in Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of Martin Wilbur and Betty Marie (Laursen) Skaug. She passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center in Atlantic, Iowa, at the age of 67.
Meridith has lived in or near Marne twice, Carson, Walnut, Lewis, Atlantic, Prescott, Creston, Anita and Orient, Iowa. She graduated from Atlantic High School in 1965. She then went on and graduated from Southwestern Community College in Creston on June 8, 1967. On June 11, 1967, she was united in marriage to Vern Wayne Blazek in Creston, Iowa. Meridith met Vern on a blind date. She didn’t know he was coming! To this union five children were born: Carol Sue, Irene Kay, Linda Ann, Glenda Marie and Martin Wayne.
Meridith was past president of Anita United Methodist Women, Anita Citizens for Education, Silver Thread Club, Brea Busy Bee Club and Avondale United Methodist Women. She was on the Adair County Pork Board for four years. Meridith taught Sunday School and Bible School for 32 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Carol Sue; brother (stillborn); and her mother and father-in-law.
She is survived by her husband, Vern Blazek of Orient; children, Irene Kay Blazek of Woodbine, Iowa, Linda Ann Blazek Garvin and husband Mike of Polk City, Iowa, Glenda Marie Still and husband Eric of Tacoma, Washington and Martin Wayne Blazek and wife Staci of Alexandria, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Kayla Marie Garvin, Krista Jean Garvin, Melissa Kay Pauley, Vincent Michael Pauley, Benjamin Eric Still, Alyssa Marie Still, Drew Christopher Blazek and Emily Marie Blazek; other relatives and friends.