Barry Blanchard, 64 of Osage, MN died on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his home.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids, Minnesota with full military honors.
Barry Lee Blanchard was born on October 28, 1948 to Thomas and Shirley (Roberts) Blanchard in Park Rapids, Minnesota and grew up in Osage, MN. He graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1966. He joined the US Air Force in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1971. He started his MN law enforcement career working for Becker County and then worked for the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department retiring after 20 years plus service. In 1983 he married Patricia Lueth in Lake George and lived on Potato Lake. Later he moved to Osage where he has resided since. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, NRA, Ducks Unlimited, and the Otto Henderson American Legion Post# 212 of Park Rapids. He taught gun safety. He enjoyed the hunting, fishing, feeding the deer and turkeys and just being outdoors.
He is survived by his son, Ryan Blanchard of Vadnais heights, MN; a sister, Sonnie Jacobson of Richmond, MN; a brother, Gene Blanchard of Osage, MN; a step daughter, Lisa Willms of Little Canada, MN; nieces and nephews, Sheila, Penny, Terri, and Randy; his former wife, Patricia Blanchard of Shoreview, MN; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.