Blanchette, William Allen

Blanchette, William Allen

February 24, 1940 – August 22, 2018
Age 78 of Mounds View, passed peacefully on August 22, 2018 in his home with family by his side. Survived by daughters, Vickie Olson (Charlie), Jodi West (Chris); grandchildren Joshua West (Mande), Leah Boxberger (Erik), Aaron West (Brianna), Jessica Olson, Benjamin Olson, Myles Anderson; great-grandchildren Austin and Annabelle, dear friend and companion Vicky Anderson and daughters Gina Swenson (Chris) and Hillary Anderson. “Billy” enjoyed his work at Twin City Die Castings Company in St. Paul, starting at age 19, retiring after 43 years, with many cherished memories of beloved friends and coworkers. Bill loved spending time with his family and siblings in the outdoors including hunting, fishing, camping, and snowmobiling. He loved telling stories and jokes, and laughing loud and long at those shared by others. Celebration of Life to share memories and stories about Bill with family and friends on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018, 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Kraus-Hartig VFW, 8100 Pleasant View Drive NE, Spring Lake Park MN 55432. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 2, 2018).