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p-blaede-web-photo.jpgPhilip Blaede, of Brook Park, MN, died on Monday, January 5, 2009 at his home. He was 68 years old.


Philip Joseph Blaede, of Brook Park, Minnesota passed away at home on January 5, 2009. He was 68 years old.

Phil was born in Hallock, MN on April 12, 1940, to Claude and Mary Blaede. He grew up on the family farm and was the third of six siblings.

Phil met and fell in love with Sharon Gwin. Three weeks later he proposed and after four months they eloped on October 16, 1965. They were married for 43 years and had two children. He was a good husband and father and cherished spending time with his family.

After attending high school, Phil enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Germany where he served for three years. He worked briefly as a Lumber Jack in the Black Hills of Custer, SD; then worked as a Truck Driver and Fork Lift Operator for over 25 years before retiring to Brook Park, Minnesota.

He had many interests and was very talented in all he did. He enjoyed camping, water skiing, boating, sailing, snowmobiling, gardening, animals, bird watching, wood working, cabinetry, painting, carving, genealogy, and tax preparation. Phil jokingly called himself a “Jack of All Trades and Master of None.”

He is preceded in death by his father Claude, and his brother Nathan. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon; children Cheryl (Curtis) Hawkins, and Vince; grandchildren Calvin, Rachel, Zena, and Sydney; mother Mary Tweten; brothers Dave (Carol), Steve (Rosemarie), Danny; sister Lois (Gary) Kalstrom; sister-in-law Becky and many nieces and nephews and friends.

7 thoughts on “PHILIP BLAEDE”

  1. On behalf of everyone here at Acuo Technologies our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Sharon(mom), Vince and Cheryl:

    There is nothing i can do,
    to make him come back
    There are no words I can say,
    that can replace the words you long to hear

    There are no answer’s I can give,
    that will satisfy your questions
    There is not another soul I can introduce you to that will ever replace his
    And, there is no love I can offer that will ever replace the love you shared

    I can not promise your broken heart will ever be complete
    I will not say it could have been worse
    I will not deny it was a tragedy
    I will not lie and tell you he will come back

    He never really left

    I do promise he hears you when you speak
    I will say he loves you no matter the distance
    I will not deny he is in a better place
    And, I will not lie; he is waiting to greet you someday

    He is every you step you take
    He is in everything you do
    He is the air you breathe
    He is every beat of your heart

    ” He is like the wind. You can not see him…but you will always feel him”

    dad will always be with us in our heart

  3. Philip was like a second Father to me when Sharon and Phil took me in and helped me through a tuff time in my teenage years. I will never forget his thoughtfulness and his laugh. Philip was a extroadanary man.
    He will be missed!!!!
    Scott Damon

  4. Dad,

    Mom kept telling us she couldn’t live without you and she wanted you back.

    Now she is with you again.

    Our love and memories are with both of you. I love and miss you both so much.

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