Charles E. “Charlie” Blakeslee, age 89, passed away on Aug. 8, 2016 at his home. Charles was born on June 22, 1927 at Great Bend, KS, the son of George Washington and Lena A. (Hiss) Blakeslee. He was a life-long Stafford County resident and farmer, while also working over 19 years at Minnis Funeral Chapels. His memberships include, Trinity Community Church, Hudson; Hudson Senior Citizens and was past South Seward Township board treasurer. On Aug. 6, 1950, he married Norma J. (Hullman) at Peace Church in rural Hudson, KS, she survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Charla Bornholdt (Gary), Hutchinson, KS, Emily Arpin (Sid), Hutchinson, KS; a son, Kerwin Blakeslee, Ellinwood, KS; two sisters, Juanita Fischer, Stafford, KS, Helen Boyd, Topeka, KS; sister-in-laws, Lynette Blakeslee, Great Bend, KS, Betty Hullman, St. John, KS; brother and sister-in-law, Don Hullman (LuAnn), Pratt, KS; grandchildren, Jarrod Bornholdt (Monica), Hutchinson, KS, John Bornholdt (Danielle), Hutchinson, KS, Richard Blakeslee (Lori Stafford), St. John, KS, Dustin Blakeslee (fiancée Jessie Deines) St. John, KS, Heather Harrison (Paul), Walkerton, IN, Hilary Arpin (Tony Johnson), Wichita, KS, Elliot Arpin (Kirsten), Lee’s Summit, MO, James Arpin (fiancée Shelby Nelson), St. Louis, MO; 10 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers George W. Jr. and Victor L. Blakeslee. Memorial Service will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at the Trinity Community Church, Hudson, KS, with Pastor Wade Russell presiding. Private family burial in the Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John. Visitation will be on Friday from 1-6PM at the funeral home, with family present from 5-6PM. Memorials may be given to the Trinity Community Church or Johnson Cancer Research @ KSU both in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS 67576.