Lerold “Larry” WertsBlaskey passed away at his home in the afternoon of October 2, 2019. Larry was born June 16, 1935 in VanBuren County, Iowa to Virgil “Speck” Jacob Blaskey and Dana Helen (Werts) Blaskey. His childhood years were spent in Keosauqua, Iowa.
Larry graduated from Keosauqua High School, had an Honorable Discharge as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp., received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa in 1960 and continued to be a life-long “Hawkeye” fan. His primary career was in Human Resources. He retired as Manager, Human Resources for Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas in 2000.
Favorite pastime was playing Golf. Also enjoyed several years riding his horse, an Arabian Gelding named Dancer.
Larry is survived by his wife, Beverly, sons Lerold “Gunner” Blaskey II and DirckBlaskey (his wife Melanie), sister’s son Michael Caratenuto (his wife Cynthia & their 3 children Owen, Emmaree& Andrew), and his sister’s daughter Dana. His sister, Kristine, passed away in 2018.
Our family sincerely thanks our hospice team who provided such knowledgeable and dedicated care to our dear Larry.