Robert R. Blanke

September 7, 1923 - September 21, 2008

Robert R. Blanke
Robert R. Blanke, aboard the USS Hope
Image courtesy of Wallace King
Robert R. Blanket
Robert R. Blanke
Image courtesy of his Granddaughter, LeeAnn

robert r. blanke grave marker
Image courtesy of Find a Grave

Source: St. Louis Dispatch

Sgt. Maj. Robert R. Blanke fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sun., Sept. 21, 2008. Beloved husband of Geraldine 'Gerry' Blanke (nee Langendorf); dear father of Edward (Suzette), Russell (Verla) and William Blanke; dear grandfather of Lee Ann, Phillip, Benjamin, Daniel, Loretta and Jack Blanke; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Interment National Cemetery. Mr. Blanke was a retiree of the United States Army and St. Louis Reserve Center, past Commander American Legion Post 400, Fenton, MO, National Director of Eagle Fleet Travel Club and past Cub Master of Cub Pack 777 St. Paul Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Masses preferred.

Army Serial Number 37602916
County & State of Residence St. Louis County, Missouri
Place of Enlistment Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Date of Enlistment 02/19/43
Grade PVT – Private
Source of Army Personnel Civilian Life
Nativity Illinois
Year of Birth 1923
Education 1 Year of High School
Civilian Occupation Checker
Marital Status Single without dependents
Component of the Army Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Box Number 1237
Film Reel Number 6.3

Source: National Archives