Leonard Michael Blaznek of Chelsea, age 85, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Chelsea Retirement Community, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born April 28, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of John Michael and Eleanor Helen (Kozlowski) Blaznek.
The family moved to Chelsea in 1949 and Leonard graduated from Chelsea High School in 1952. Leonard enlisted in the United States Army upon graduation from high school, serving for two years. He was deployed to Japan and honorably discharged.
Leonard served as a City of Ann Arbor firefighter for five years, and then worked for the Dana Corporation for 31 years as a machinist. During his 36 years of employment, he remained on the family farm and assisted his father in farming.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the church Friday 10-11 a.m.
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