Jean M. Blazevic, age 89, of Isanti and formerly of Cambridge, died December 28, 2019 at Buzzell’s Shady Oaks Adult Foster Care. A memorial service is planned on Tuesday, January 28th with visitation beginning at 4:00 and service at 5:00 with fellowship to follow at Common Ground – A United Methodist Community, 404 Cypress Street N., Cambridge, MN 55008. In lieu of flowers memorials to Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Dept., Crane Lake, MN 55725 would be appreciated.
She was born 2/19/1930, passed away in the early morning hours of 12/28/2019 at the age of 89. Preceded in death by her husband, Tom; brother, Richard; and sister, Florence. She is survived by her 4 sons, Steve (Sherri), Brad, John, and David (Michelle), as well as 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Jean grew up in the Camden neighborhood of Minneapolis, graduating from Patrick Henry High School in 1948 and meeting her beloved Tom shortly after that getting married in 1951. After moving to an apartment in South Minneapolis for a short time they then moved back to within 1 block of where she grew up in Camden and remained there until 1970 where they purchased some land and built a new house in Cambridge. Jean mostly remained a stay-at-home mom until the 4 boys where all grown and then worked for the school district for a while working with disabled children. She also dabbled in real-estate for a few years until Tom retired and then they decided to build World on Wheels roller skating rink. That kept both of them busy for several years until they decided they wanted to spend more time with the kids and grandkids and at the cabin on Sandpoint Lake up on the Canadian border.
Special thanks to Leslie and the entire staff at Shady Oaks Assisted living Facility in Isanti where she lived for the last 10 years as she battled Dementia, also thanks to the people at St. Croix Hospice.