James Everett “Jim” Blazer, II, 81, of Natoma, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at his home.
Jim was born February 24, 1938, in Stafford, Kansas. He was one of ten children born to James E. and Goldie (Pound) Blazer. He grew up in St. John, Kansas and Basin, Wyoming. He graduated from Basin High School.
Jim was united in marriage to Ruby Daldeen Fortner on April 10, 1981, in St. John, Kansas. This union was blessed with four children; Tammy, Jacci, James III, and Kelly. They made their home in Great Bend, Kansas until 1999 when they moved to Natoma. Ruby preceded him in death on October 28, 2013.
Jim was an Engineering Technician for Kansas Department of Transportation. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will missed by everyone who knew him.
Jim’s surviving family include two sons, Kelly Staples of Okeechobee, Florida, James Blazer, III (Lois) of Beloit, Kansas; two daughters, Tammy Hoffman of Cawker City, Kansas and Jacci Standlee (Rick) of Ellinwood, Kansas; three brothers, Roger Blazer of Natoma, Kansas, John Blazer (Charlene) of Oak Grove, Arkansas and Steve Blazer of Oak Grove, Arkansas; 2 sisters, Emily Jean Blazer of Natoma, Kansas and Ellen New (Al) of Jacksonville, Texas; five grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruby, brother Robert Blazer and sisters Mary Taylor Nedra Sizemore & Pauline Baldwin.
Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at 11:30 A.M., Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell. Graveside services will follow at the Lakin Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood, Kansas. Visitation will be held the morning of the service from 10:00 A.M. to service time at the mortuary. A memorial has been established with the American Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas, is in charge of these arrangements.