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Passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the age of 69.

Beloved son of the late Robert B. and Betty J. (Higgins) Blankmann; dear brother of Toni L. (Bob Weiner) of Houston, TX, and Carol A. Hendricks (Rick); loving uncle of Katie Truxton (Dave), Gregg and Susan Uptegrove; dear great-uncle of Tyler, Lexi and Ava Truxton; cousin and friend.

Jim was a member of St. Wenceslaus Parish since 1953.  He belonged to the St. Wenceslaus Men’s Club, oversaw the ushers, and often volunteered where needed. As a member of the Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association, Jim frequently helped with their Fourth of July booth. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1973, worked for Brown Shoe Company from 1973-1980, and retired from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in 2019 after 30 years in the Maintenance Department.  Jim loved his beagles, the family farm, wildlife, gardening and collecting things.  He had a kind soul and was a friend to many.

Services: Visitation and funeral Saturday, October 15 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 3014 Oregon Avenue.  The church will open at 10:00 a.m. for visitation and Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the St. Wenceslaus Annual Fund or Humane Society of Missouri greatly appreciated.