Blackstad, Charles O.
age 86, of Lakeville, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Retired Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve and retired teacher at Normandale Community College.
Survived by daughters, Charlotte Miller (Stephen), of Burnsville and Nancy Blackstad (Loreck), of Toronto, Ontario; son-in-law, Bruce Fenske, of New Ulm; grandchildren, Patrick Miller (Jane), of Shakopee; Chaz Miller (Lynn), of Plymouth; Eric Fenske of Chicago, and Sara Fenske, of Mpls; great-grandchildren, ZK Miller, Caleb Miller and Jiana Wright Miller, all of Plymouth; sister, Vera Duzan, Pine City; brothers, Jim Blackstad (Joan), of New Ulm, and Ed Blackstad (Cathy), of Sleepy Eye.
He was preceded in death by his two wives, Bernadine Blackstad and Ruth Dittes Blackstad; daughter, Barb Fenske and his parents, Peter and Nellie Blackstad.
Funeral service Wednesday, (November 21), at 11 AM at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley, 7800 County Rd. 42, Apple Valley. Interment Lebanon Cemetery.
Visitation Tuesday, (Nov. 20), from 5 8PM at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue S, Richfield, and one hour prior to the service at church.
Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley or Homes 4 Wounded Warriors.
Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226