George D. Blandin Jr., 82, of Topeka, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2021. He had been blessed with good heath until he was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer and was asymptomatic.
George was born in Tuba City, Arizona on September 24, 1939, the son of George and Ruth Blandin Sr. He graduated with the Class of 1958 from Hayden High School. He was a member of the Army National Guard.
George was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4254 and the James W. Gibbons Assembly of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He and his family moved to St. Matthew Parish where he transferred his membership to St. Matthew Council #13012 of the K. of C. He was a life member with 55 years of service. His faith was very important to him, and he attended weekly church Rosary Group, was a faithful weekly Eucharistic Adoration Guardian, an usher, and helped decorate the church for the holidays. George was also a member of the Brown Scapular devotees and a member of the Topeka Serra Club for Priestly Vocations.
George was also an active member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe.
He is survived by his sister and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Rosary and Chalice ceremony was held on Monday, December 6th at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 SE Virginia. Mass of Christian Burial followed at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment is in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Reprinted courtesy of Brennan Mathena Funeral Homes