Edna Blankenheim

January 10, 1915 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 103)

Edna Blankenheim, 103 of Rio Linda, CA (formally of Jefferson and Waukesha), died on January 15, 2018.

Edna was born on January 10, 1915 in Jefferson Co., WI, the daughter of Charles and Stella (Fryer) Fleming.  On June 28, 1934 she married Rupert Blankenheim in Jefferson.  The couple had 4 children and enjoyed 46 years of marriage, until his death in 1980.  Edna is a graduate of Jefferson High School and worked as a bookkeeper at a super market in Waukesha for many years.  Edna was a life-long bowler and loved the sport.  She had a long and full life and will be missed dearly by her children and friends. 

She is survived by: Children Roger (Setsuko) Blankenheim of Rio Linda, CA, Diane (John) Rendina of Collinsville, AL, and Jane Wire of Palmyra; Daughter-in-Law Kaye Blankenheim; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Edna is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Son Douglas in 2004 and her sibling.  She is the last of the 11 Fleming children.

She will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery of Jefferson on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

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