Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Martin & Castille’s La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette, La. for Shirley Blaskowsky, age 87, who died on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La.
Interment was in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Reverend Weldon Moak, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Broussard, La. conducted the funeral services. Eulogist was Doug Blaskowsky. Millie Darbie, soloist, sang “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, and “The Old Rugged Cross”, accompanied on the organ by Stephanie Hoffpauir.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Blaskowsky and his fiancée Jill; two daughters, D’Lane Dronet and her husband Keith and Donita Bonin and her husband Orien; grandchildren, Holly Blaskowsky Sain, Christopher, Matthew, and Nicole Balskowsky; two great grandchildren, Morgan and Macy Sain; and one sister, Alice Kampschror.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Buck and the former Freida Reil; brothers, Alvin, Johnny, Ronald, and Raymond Buck; and her sisters, Lorraine Merchant and Phyllis Oberhofer.
A resident of Lafayette, La. for 51 years, Shirley Blaskowsky was born in Glendive, Mont. on October 3, 1929. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Broussard, La. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Blaskowsky was employed with the Salvation Army for 32 years. She was a volunteer at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Bienvenu Counseling Service. Mrs. Blaskowsky enjoyed woodcraft and sewing. She was an avid sports fan, especially football and loved the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Memorial contributions can be made in Shirley Blaskowsky’s name to the Salvation Army, 115 E. Third Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.