Robert W. “Daggy” Blaase, age 98, passed away on Monday January 24, 2022, at Golden Rule in Richmond, IN. Born on May 16, 1923, in Douglas County, IL, he is one of three children of the late John Wesley Otto and Elizabeth Powell Blaase.
On November 9, 1946, in Richmond, he married Donna Lou (Clark) Blaase. Mrs. Blaase passed in 2007. Robert and Donna loved to dance and travel. They had visited 26 states and Canada during their marriage.
Robert served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 at Agra, India and Karachi, Balochistan (now Pakistan) in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. He had achieved the rank of Sergeant. Daggy was very proud that he had served in India. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1, VFW Post #571, and Amvets Post #11. For over 40 years he served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Fayette County Conservation Club. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf in his younger years and was a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds. He loved to play Bingo and was known as the Bingo King at Golden Rule.
Daggy was also a HAM radio Operator, operating under the call sign of N9LQO. He was a member of the Whitewater Hills Amateur Radio Club of Connersville and Whitewater Valley Amateur Radio Club of Richmond.
He retired after 44 years of faithful service from D & M in Connersville.
One of the highlights of Daggy’s life was going on the Indy Honor Flight #8 in November of 2014 to visit his World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
He is survived by his son, Christopher W. Blaase; grandchildren, Caleb and Abbie Blaase; daughter in law Julie Blaase all of Hagerstown; special niece Sheila Fiscus; several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews and his beloved chihuahua, Ginger.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded by his sisters and brothers in law, Beulah & Jack Gilland and Mary & Oliver Allen.
Family and friends may gather at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, 513 W 8th Street, Connersville, on Thursday January 27, 2022, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm with Denny Meyer and Eric Hopkins officiating. Burial with graveside military honors by the Fayette County Honor Guard will follow at Dale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indy Honor Flight or to HELP the Animals in Richmond.
The family of Robert W. “Daggy” Blaase wishes to thank the staff of Golden Rule for their compassion and care.
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