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In Loving Memory

Leo Joseph Blandina


Leo Joseph Blandina, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday, August 23, 2021. Leo passed away peacefully at the age of 93.

Loving husband of the late Virginia E. Blandina (nee Kroner) of 67 years. Beloved son of the late Joseph and Grace Blandina (nee LaFata). Dearest father of John (Jenni) Blandina, Joe (Cindy Bambini) Blandina, Ann (Vince) Holtmann, Maria (Robert) Miller, Gina (Michael) Krebs, and Lea (Tony) Tenore. Dear grandfather of Valerie, Leo, Christian, Sara, Jacob and Alex Blandina, Scott (Meredith) Holtmann, Lisa (Alen) Frankovic, Julie (Daniel) Thorne, Michael Alvey, Joseph, Laura Miller, Jared (Alex), Jennah, Mitchell, Lucas Krebs, Brett Herring and Zach (Taylor) Tenore. Great-grandfather of Leo and Tucker Holtmann, Novak and Petra Frankovic, Quentin Tenore and Baby Krebs. Brother of Theresa (the late Ed) Schmidt, the late Sam (survived by Pauline), Blandino, Vince (Mary) Blandina, Virginia (Lloyd) Weber, Rose (Ed) Biermann, Angie (survived by Marvin) Picou. Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Leo was the son of Italian immigrants and the patriarch of the Blandina Family. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Leo was a member of the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, an avid Cardinal’s fan and golfer. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, a dedicated entrepreneur, beloved member of the Stillwater Family and was the best spaghetti and meatball maker around. Our journey without him seems impossible, but the memories he left us will never fade.

Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd. on Monday, August 30, 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, August 31, 9:30 a.m. from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. to St. John Paul II Church, 4980 Heege Rd. for 10 a.m. MASS.  Interment with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like to create a memorial at Stillwater Senior Living. Please make checks payable to the Leo J. Blandina Trust.


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