Stephanie Blanke, age 44, of Jackson, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Sanford Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday January 15. 2022 at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Stephanie Leigh Blanke, daughter of Steve Blanke and Jacqueline PIttock, was born on January 4, 1978, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was confirmed and baptized at the Mormon Church in Utah. At the age of 5, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Stephanie attended and graduated from Maryville High School in Phoenix. While living in Arizona, she worked at the Waffle House. Stephanie was blessed with 3 children John, Cassandra, and Amber. In 2016, Stephanie and family moved to Jackson, Minnesota. She worked as a Manager at the Casey’s Convenience Store. On Friday, January 7, 2022, Stephanie passed away, at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center, at the age of 44 years, and 3 days.
Stephanie was quite adventurous. She traveled to numerous places throughout the United States. Stephanie was an avid heavy metal music enthusiast, with some of her favorite bands being Metallica, Slipknot and Megadeth. She thoroughly enjoyed a good cup of coffee. She had a heart of gold, and a smile that was contagious. Above all things, Stephanie loved her children, grandchild, and her family. She cherished each and every moment that she spent with them.
Stephanie is survived by her children John Vrooman, Cassandra Blanke and Amber Englehart; grandson Dominic Vrooman; father Steve Blanke; stepfather David Vallace; mother Jacqueline Vallace; stepmother Joann Jandera; brothers David Vallace, Justin Vallace, and Christopher Vallace; sisters Laura Blanke, Dawn Gaines (Victor Ramirez) and Amanda Blanke; along with numerous other relatives and great friends.
Stephanie is preceded in death by her grandparents Harold Pittock, Mary Visnic, Jerry Blanke and Evangeline Redmond.
Blessed be the memory of Stephanie Leigh Blanke.