Anton John Blazek the 5th, known to many as Tony, passed away peacefully in his sleep on
October 27, 2023, at the age of 66. Survived by his mother LaVern (Rochester) Blazek and 4
siblings, Gerald (Patti), Susan (Frank Werlein), Randy (Vicki), and Rodney (Mary). He married,
Debra J. Clark on September 22, 1975. Together, they welcomed their only child, a daughter
Angela, into their lives. Angela married James Powell.
Tony’s legacy continues through his three adored grandchildren: Trysten Powell, Austin Powell
(wife Alyssa Jean), and Alexandra Powell (fiancée Jermey Campbell). He found immense joy
and pride in the family he built. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, son in-law, and
brother’s hunting, target practicing, or working around the farm.
Born on July 12, 1957, Tony’s journey was marked by a deep sense of service. After graduating
from high school, he dedicated himself to serving his country and ventured to Korea as part of
his military service. Upon his return, he pursued higher education and earned a degree in
Electronics. His passion for learning was evident throughout his life.
For over 35 years, Tony worked as an over-the-road semi-truck driver, a profession he embraced
wholeheartedly. He was known for his commitment and dedication to his work, qualities that
endeared him to colleagues and friends alike.
Tony had a zest for life and a range of interests. He enjoyed playing cards, particularly the game
of 500, and enjoyed reloading, hunting, and fishing as his favorite pastimes. His love for the
outdoors was matched only by his devotion to his family.
As the eldest of five siblings, Tony loved the holidays and gift giving. Even playing Santa for his
nieces and nephews. His compassionate nature extended beyond his immediate family; he had a
heart for helping others, often helping those in need, and sharing the word of God with those he
Tony possessed a remarkable intellect, excelling in mathematics and displaying a talent for
drawing. His laughter was infectious, and he had the ability to turn everyday moments into
valuable life lessons, leaving those around him feeling enriched and special.
In Tony’s passing, we remember not only a loving son, brother, father, father in-law and
grandfather but also a man of wisdom, kindness, and laughter who left a lasting impact on all
who had the privilege of knowing him.
Tony was preceded in death by Debra Blazek (March 24, 2023) and his father, Anton Blazek IV.
May he rest in peace, his memory forever cherished in our hearts, he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services for Tony will take place Friday, November 3, 2023 at the Jensen- Modjeski
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Elden Simonson will officiate. Friends and family are invited
to visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
The Jensen- Modjeski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-963-2311.