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“Sorry for your loss! May she rest in peace! ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Dennis and Sue Shawler - Creston, IA

“My Dad, Bill Schafer, worked with Dale in the tiling business years ago. When we were little Mom and Dad and Dale and Tootie would visit back and...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Sheila O'Riley - Prescott, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss! Leota was an amazing kind woman, her and Dale both have a special place in my heart! I enjoyed the time I got to care for...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Kristina Jackson

“Dale and Family I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Tootie. I remember growing up as young child in Cromwell Tooties big Beautiful flower bed and huge...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Baker Hepp - cromwell kid

“Dale, Kevin & Susie; So sorry to hear of Tootie's passing. I have so many fond memories of her and your family. All of you treated me so good and...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Gregory Shawler - Creston, IA

“Sue, Jim, and family, We are so sorry to hear of Tootie's passing. Praying for all of you. May God give you comfort and peace at this sad time. Anne...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Anne M. Vicker - Creston, IA

“So sorry to read about Tootie. I want all of you to know you are in my prayers. My entire family always thought the world of Tootie. Talk about...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Jo (Klingensmith) Key - IA

“To the family of the special lady that many knew and loved: Grieve you will, but be assured that the Good Lord has already welcomed her home. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Aunt Char & Uncle Bob - Omaha, NE

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Blazek/KinKennon families. Tootie will be missed greatly. *Hugs to all especially Dale. Love, Rhonda ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Rhonda Neely Gelhaye - Waconia, MN

“Sue & Jim, Chad & Sara & families - So very sorry to hear the sad news about your mom & grandmother. She, as well as all of you, have certainly been...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Joe & Ann Krotter & family - NE

“Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to let me know...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Allen - St. Louis, MO

“We're so very sorry for your loss Dale, Kevin, Susie and families. Tootie was a very special person in so many ways to so many people. I can still...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Daryl and Melodee (Embree) Roberts - IA

“The world has lost a GREAT lady! I was so very shocked and sad to hear of Tootie's passing. I have so many fond memories of her and the whole...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Debra Loudon - Creston, IA

“As I read the memory from granddaughter Sara tears came to my eyes. What wonderful memories and legacy her grandmother left her. We had such a good...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Marlene Cihak - Creston, IA

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Tootie. So many memories of her and Dale putting up with Susie and I. I will never forget the time Susie and...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Renee (Klingensmith) Minard - IA

“Sorry to hear about Leota Mae my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. she was my fathers first cousin ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Everling Conner - IA

“I cherish the fun times as children, we spent together. She was a lovely girl and a great lady. She will always be remembered fondly with...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Norma Oshel Butcher - Des Moines, IA

“Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your loved one ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Martin and Joyce Shawler - IA

19 of 22 | Posted by: PHYLLIS MCFEE - kent, IA - friend

“I am so lucky to have an aunt like Tootie! She was a kind and caring lady who loved her family and cooking! I loved going to her place for dinner or...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Lana Blazek Bearden - Creston, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of Tootie's passing. She was a wonderful lady. I first became acquainted with her when we became neighbors with her parents...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Marjorie kinkade - Creston, IA

“Where do you start with such a wonderful lady? Summers spent camping and fishing and antique tractor pulls. Sitting on a dock letting the bluegill...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Sara Thomsen - Sidney, NE

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Leota Blazek, 82, of Creston, Iowa, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014, at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Cromwell United Church of Christ, in Cromwell, IA. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. No visitation will be held. Memorials are to the Cromwell United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at

Leota Mae "Tootie" Blazek was born May 30, 1931, in Orient, Iowa in Adair County, to Olive Athelia (Everling) James and Lester William James. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1949. On November 25, 1950, Leota was united in marriage to Dale Dean Blazek at the Cromwell Church, in Cromwell, IA. They settled on a farm in Adams County where she was a housewife and worked as a telephone switch board operator. They moved to Creston in 1956. In 1966, Blazek Trenching was established and Leota was co-owner/operator with her husband Dale. Leota was a member of the Cromwell United Church of Christ, Women's Fellowship, Active Cromwell Alumni Association and the Old Thyme Power Club.

Leota is survived by her spouse Dale Dean Blazek of Creston, IA; one son, Kevin (wife Marcy) Blazek of Greenfield, IA; one daughter, Sue (husband Jim) KinKennon of Papillion, NE; four grandchildren, Sara (husband Travis) Thomsen, of Sidney, NE; Chad (wife Amy) KinKennon, of O'Neill, NE; Kenneth Blazek of Greenfield, IA and Joel Blazek of Greenfield, IA; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Brylee Thomsen of Sidney, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester William and Olive Athelia James.


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