Lou Ann Blotsky, 70, of Bismarck, ND passed away peacefully on August 22, 2023 at her home under the care of hospice. Her final months were spent at home surrounded by family sharing stories while enjoying Culvers ice cream and cheese buttons.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, August 26th at Weigel Funeral Home in Mandan with Pastor Phil Leer officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Saturday with a Woman of the Moose Ritual at 2:45 PM.
A luncheon will follow the memorial service at 4:00 PM at the Mandan Moose Lodge, 111 11th Avenue NE.
Lou Ann was born in McLaughlin, SD to Irvey and Mary Schanzenbach. Lou Ann was happily married to Raymond Blotsky.
Lou Ann loved a good rummage sale, she took pride in decorating her home and spoiling her grandchildren with her impressive bargain finds! She loved a good laugh, she could grill a mean steak, and was skilled when it came to pulling a solid scare prank. She found great joy in spending time with family and friends. She spent many years working at the Mandan Moose, her home away from home, where she met many of her treasured friends. Lou Ann put a smile on everyone's face, she was a friend to all, and she will be greatly missed.
Lou Ann leaves behind herchildren, Amy [Mike] Vad, Osceola, WI, Troy [Cassie] Kraft, Beulah, ND, Joshua Kraft, Bismarck, ND and Jessica Sims, Bismarck, ND; stepchildren, Curtis Blotsky, Bremerton, WA, Brian [Michelle] Blotsky, Bismarck, ND, Gail [Stewart] Love, Sahuarota, AZ, & daughter-in-law Marcy (Dean) Blotsky, Mandan, ND; 26 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; and sisters Terri [Vern] Leingang, Paula [Richard] Bachmeier, Gayle [Bill] Schlosser, and Patti Knapp.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond Blotsky, parents Irvey & Mary Schanzenbach, sister Carol Schanzenbach, stepson Dean Blotsky, & niece Annie Bachmeier.