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BLIETZ, Terry Lee 1958-1983

BLIETZ, SCHULTZ, LANDT

Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 12/26/2012 at 11:26:59

Week End Accident Claims Two Lives

The area traffic death toll for 1983 rose to five this past weekend as two rural Postville men died in a one car accident Sunday morning 3 miles northwest of Postville.

Dead are Terry Lee Blietz, 25, and John William Bissell, 28, both of rural Postville.

According to a Winneshiek County Sheriff's report, the accident occurred sometime either Saturday night (Aug. 27) or early Sunday morning. The wreckage was not discovered until about 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

The Sheriff's report said that the car apparently went out of control, left the road, crossed a creek and struck a cement bridge abutment. Both men were thrown from the car.

Both Blietz and Bissell were taken to Winneshiek County Hospital in Decorah, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

An investigation into the accident continues by the Winneshiek County Sheriff's office and the Iowa Highway Patrol.
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Services for Terry Blietz were held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1983 at Garden City United Methodist Church, Monona. Burial was in Monona Cemetery. Schutte's Funeral Service, Postville, was in charge of arrangements.

Terry Lee Blietz was born Jan. 18, 1955* at Postville. He attended MFL High School in Monona. He farmed near Postville.

He was married to Mari Schultz at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia Aug. 1, 1981.

He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Brandon and Joshua; his mother, Marilyn Blietz of Monona; and 2 sisters, Vicky Landt of Luana and Charlynn Schultz of Castalia.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.

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*Date correction from Brandon Blietz, Nov. 1, 2015:

Terry Blietz was born in 1958


 

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