Byron "Butch" Blakeslee

November 24, 1941 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 78)


BLAKESLEE, Byron “Butch” Edward– of Oakley, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at his residence. He was 78 years of age.

Butch was born November 24, 1941 to the late Raymond and Theresa (Smith) Blakeslee in Brady Twp. He was a lifelong resident of Oakley and farmer. He was united in marriage to Jannett Milks on December 3, 1966. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2015. Butch was known for hosting a weekly country music jamboree in his barn. He enjoyed fishing, making instruments and being with his grandchildren.

Surviving are: children: Martha (Kurt) Bullard of Durand, Brad Blakeslee of Brant, Darren (Jane) Blakeslee of Owosso; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, siblings: Lorraine Rosencrans of Chesaning, Maxine Blakeslee of Flint, Connie (Jose) Perez of Chesaning; sister-in-law, Margaret Blakeslee of Reed City; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. at the Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Ridge Road Cemetery. Following Covid 19 guidelines, masks must be worn, and social distancing practiced at the funeral home. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at

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Chesaning, MI

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October 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Misiuk Funeral Home
202 South Front Street
Chesaning, MI 48616

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