Jean M. Blaha 75 of Ord passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father John Kakkuzhiyil officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday at the Catholic Church from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. Cremation will take place following the services and inurnment will be held at a later date in the Ord Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Ord Township Library, the Ord Food Pantry or the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangement.
Jean Marie Blaha was born September 21, 1941 at Hartington, NE to Louis and Iva “Dee” (Berney) Ringlein. At a young age Jean moved with her parents to Ord where her father owned Ringlein Drug. Jean attended schools in Ord and graduated from Ord High School in 1959, and then attended Kearney State College.
Jean was united in marriage to Dr. Charles “Doc” E. Blaha, November 12, 1960 at Ord. Jean was a homemaker all her life. She had a lifelong love of reading and she cared deeply for her many pets and animals. She spent many hours on the golf course with her husband and particularly enjoyed women’s golf league with daughter, Shelly. She enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Hawaii, with their good friends Keith and Jan Poulsen of Salt Lake City, UT. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of the Everbusy Club and Altar Society. Her hobbies included reading, golf, sewing traveling, quilting and cross stitch.
Survivors include her Husband of nearly 57 years, Dr. Chuck “Doc” Blaha of Ord; their daughter and son in law Michelle “Shelly” and Kerry Petska of Ord; sons and daughters in law, Michael and Sue Blaha of Ord, and Mark and Chris Blaha of St. Paul; grandchildren and great grandchildren include: Travis Petska, Trevor Petska and his wife Beckie with their children Claire and Chloe, Rory Petska and wife Britney, Dr. Rachel Petska, Dr. John Blaha and his wife Liz with their children Chase and Emma, Dr. Sami McKenna and her husband Dr. Kevin, Deidre Whited and her husband Aaron with their children, Piper and Gavin, Devan Barnes and her husband Kyle with their children Domanick, Raiden, Brantley and Kajan, Dani Blaha and her fiance’ Justin Wroblewski, Addie Blaha, znc step grandsons Nick and Alex Pinell.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents and numerous aunts and uncles.