Frank Bley


Frank M. Bley, age 94, of Janesville, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Cedar Crest.  

He was born in Belgium on Feb. 25, 1925, the son of Frank N. and Anna T. (Reis) Bley.  

Frank honorably and proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in business.

He went on to marry the love of his life, Marjorie (Reiter) Bley, on May 5, 1951, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Church in the Town of Belgium.  

He served as plant manager for Miller O’Connell Printing Corp. in Waukesha, retiring on June 1, 1990.  

Frank and his family were formerly members of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Brookfield and were current faithful members of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Janesville. Frank belonged to and actively participated in the Melvin Wester American Legion Post in Belgium.

He enjoyed photography, gardening and stamp collecting in his free time.  Frank's greatest love though, was spending time with his family.

 He is survived by his three children Karen (Michael) Tiffany, Sandra Grady and Michael (Heather) Bley; grandchildren Genna (Tim) Wendt, Stephen (Rebecca) Tiffany, Christopher (Tricia) Grady, Ryan (Emmy) Grayson and Hannah and Ethan Bley; great-grandchildren Nathan and Allyson Tiffany, Mason Wendt, Jackson and Addison Grady and Brisbane and Cody Grayson; brother Richard (Joanne) Bley; sisters-in-law Sharlene Bley, Patricia Bley and Betty Hubacek; brother in-law Dr. Gene Walsh; and many extended family members and close friends.

 Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marjorie on April 7, 2019; his parents; brothers Gordon, Daniel, Loren and Thomas Bley; sister Ruth Parker; and son-in-law Jeff Grady.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, with visitation from 1 p.m. until the service. Military honors will follow at the funeral home at the conclusion of the service.  

Burial will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lake Church on a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cedar Crest, 1702 S. River Rd., Janesville, WI 53546 or Agrace Hospice 2901 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, WI 53546.

Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

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Frank’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cedar Crest and Agrace Hospice for all of their care, love and support of Frank.



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