Andrew F. Blazic

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Andrew “Andy” Blazic Jr, 83, of Vanderbilt, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home.

Andy was born on August 26, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan to Andrew and Helen (Rembokowski) Blazic. He was a 1953 graduate of McKenzie High School. Andy later graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Madonna College. He married Lorraine Rybicki on June 2, 1956.

Andy was a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff providing over 30 years of service to the community. While retired he enjoyed teaching criminal justice to new students at the academy. Eventually Andy and Lorraine moved up north where he enjoyed spending his spare time in the outdoors.

Andy was preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine; his two daughters Andrea (Greg) Blazic and Kim (Rick) LaFrance; 4 grandchildren Preston, Olivia, Andrew, and Alec.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Church in Vanderbilt on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM.

Visitation will be held at Nelson Funeral Home on Sunday, October 14, from 2:00 PM– 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue Monday, October 15, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Church from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The NRA Foundation, 11250 Waples Mill Rd Fairfax, VA 22030 or through their website at

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

13 comments on “Andrew F. Blazic”

  1. Lorraine, We will always remember the fun times, Andy’s great smile, his wonderful wit and his love for all of you, especially the grand-kids! Thanks for being such a wonderful wife of 62 years to a really good cop! Gene & Trent Skiba and family.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Andrea, Kim and the entire Blazic family at this time. I have such great memories of Mr Blazic and my dad. He was a great man.

    Rick & Vicki Novak

  3. I was surprised when I read of Andy’s passing. He was always in great spirits and in good health. He will be missed.

  4. Paul and Sherry Gjerpen

    Sincere condolences to the entire Blazic family. Andrea, I know your Dad had to be very special because he raised such a lovely daughter…you! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and your entire family. We know that you have many special memories so hold on to those as you go through this very difficult time. Love and prayers to all of you.

  5. Lorraine, Andi and Kim,

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have so many great memories of neighborhood parties, cruises, conventions etc. Andy was one of Dick’s favorite people.

    Love to you all,
    Linda Novak

  6. Dennis and my condolences to you and
    the family in Andy’s passing. He and dad
    went back a long time in their friendship.
    Loved him and his sense of humor.
    Prayers for you, Lorraine and all of the family.

    Ann and Dennis

  7. Dennis and I send our deepest sympathies to you, Lorraine, and the girls. Andy went back a long way with dad in their friendship. I still remember the times we used to swim at your place when we were little. God bless all of you, he and your family will be in our prayers.

  8. All our love to the Blazic family. Your Dad and husband was one of my law enforcement role models when I was young. I can’t thank him enough for everything he did for me and my family. One of the “good ones”, he will be missed by all. Our prayers are with you. Mike & Judy

  9. I would like to express my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I’m very pleased when I see somebody that has lived such a long and fulfilling life such as Andrew has lived. But it makes me wonder why man has to die at all. Be assured, God gives us his personal promise found in the Bible at Revelation 21:4, where he tells us that very soon he will do away with death and sickness from the Earth forever, and then he will resurrect Andy to perfect life here on Earth, surrounded by family and friends, which has always been God’s purpose for mankind and for the Earth.

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