Jamie Blanke Obituary (1985 – 2021) – Chicago, IL

Beloved father, husband, brother and son Jamie Christopher Blanke was unexpectedly called to Heaven on March 18, 2021 at the age of 35. Born August 31, 1985 in Grand Rapids, MI to John and Amy (Carrigan) Blanke Jamie spent most of his childhood in Traverse City, MI. He is survived by his high school mistress, Elizabeth Araxi Gentry; They married in Traverse City in 2008 and have lived in Chicago ever since. He was reunited in death with two precious babies lost to a miscarriage and is greatly missed by his three children Anne, 8, Eleanor, 5, and Damien, 1. Visitation Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. through Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL. The funeral mass will also be broadcast live at: https://youtu.be/R5Dh1TxbroA. Instead of flowers, donations in Jamie’s name to the Ronald McDonald House charities in Chicagoland. For more information 312-421-0936 or www.michalikfuneralhome.com.

Published by Chicago Tribune on March 23, 2021.

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