John Leonard Bleichner, 81 of Perham, MN died Monday, August 8, 2016 in the Fargo VA Health Care System. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. followed by the memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church near Perham. Father George Michael will officiate. Burial will be held in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Perham.
John was born June 6, 1935 in Waconia, MN to Henry and Agatha (Johnson) Bleichner. On September 6, 1955 John was united in marriage to Norma Cavalier. Their marriage was blessed with three children.
John made his living doing what he loved to do, buying and selling. Hence, many knew him as "Honest John." John loved to stay active dancing, bowling, and playing BINGO and "games of chance." He was a very generous and loving man who loved being with family and friends. John served his country as a pole lineman in the US Army and was a lifetime member of the Detroit Lakes VFW Post 1676.
Surviving John is his life partner Irene Sweere; his sons Terry Bleichner and Michael (Lynn) Bleichner of Perham; his daughter Karen (Kevin) Trapp of Willmar, MN; his two brothers Donald Bleichner of Fridley, MN and Henry Bleichner of Ottertail, MN; his nine grandchildren Melissa Bleichner of Phoenix, AZ, Jesse (Jessica) Bleichner of Brainerd, MN, Chad Bleichner of Perham, Christopher Bleichner of Minneapolis, MN, Matthew Bleichner of Perham, Joshua (Lacey) Bleichner of New York Mills, MN, Michele Bleichner of Perham, Nathan Trapp of Willmar, MN and Nicolas Trapp of Willmar; seven great-grandchildren; aunt Elaine Johnson; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who mourn his death.
Preceding John in death were his parents and his sister Joyce.
John's memorial folder