John 'Jack' 'Spanky' Blasing, 60, went home August 2, 2007. Survived by his wife, Patti Blasing; children, Debbie Brandenburg of Ft. Collins, CO, Jaelee (Anthony) Fetrow of Pueblo, CO, Laura Blasing of Denver, CO, Brock Blasing of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, Jim (MaryEllen) Blasing of Pueblo, CO; mother and father-in-law, Gordan and Dona Kaufmann and Gerald and Betty Barbera of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Karis Blasing, Mackenzie Blasing, Kalea Fetrow and Tayten Fetrow; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, James A. 'Spank' and Francis B. Blasing. Jack was born on February 8, 1947, in Manhattan, Kansas. He graduated from South High School where he was active in football and baseball. He graduated from USC (SCSC) in 1969. After a brief career in teaching and coaching he became an insurance agent for Equitable Insurance where he won numerous top sales awards for this region. Jack loved and lived life...mostly on his own terms. He was never afraid to let his opinion be known. As the patriarch he checked on his family and friends daily this included long discussions on how they were doing and how he could help. Jack enjoyed golfing, fishing and camping. He was an attendant of Lake Ave Baptist Church. Jack loved people and people loved him. He knew everybody and no one was a stranger. His compassion and generosity for his family, friends and acquaintances was unparalleled. Special thanks to Jack's family, friends, neighbors, buddies, Dr. Clark, Dr. Shapiro, Steve and Debbie Vialpando, friends at LinCare. There will be no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2007, at Lake Ave Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Ave., with Pastor Robley Clausen officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to CSU-Pueblo Spank Blasing Memorial Scholarship Fund or Holly Tornado Victims Fund, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences at

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  1. Dear Patty & family. Our thoughts are with you. We will always have our trip memories and so many laughs of all the times we spent together. These will always have a special place in our hearts. Like, why was it raining in the back seat of the convertible and not in the front seat while in Hawaii. Memories to cherish. God Bless you and your family. Take care, Love, John and Marilyn Klatt

  2. Brock,
    We havent spoken to you in a long time but your in our thoughts and prayers. We send our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Love, Rick, Summer & Maxwell

  3. Dear Patti,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my heart and I’m sending wonderful thoughts to sustain you through this difficult time. Your loving family around you will help as you live each day. Angels all around you! Love, Diane (Collyer)Bratz

  4. Debbie, our thoughts, prayers and support are with you during this difficult and hard time. May the love of your family and friends hold and keep you as you grieve your loss. Blessings.

  5. My prayers go out to all of you!! The Blasings hold a special place in my heart. My favorite memory of Jack is not a specific one, but one of hearing his voice , seeing his smile, and listening to him laugh. Jack always called me Jennie Pooh, whether Laura, Brock, and I were causing trouble or not. Thank you for being such a good neighbor, even we we didn’t live next door.
    Love, Jennie Pooh

  6. I’m sending you all my love and strength as you deal with this loss. My favorite memory of Jack is when he came over to save me from the tarantula. Dad had cought one and was keeping it in a jar in the house. I was 12ish and was home alone when I droped the jar on the silly brick floor. Jack came right over to save me and Shawana form the evil spider. Thank you for saving me that day and the countless other times you where more then a nieghbor for us. There is an empty spot with out you.

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