Philip Blaede, of Brook Park, MN, died on Monday, January 5, 2009 at his home. He was 68 years old.
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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.