Lonnie "Pete" Blanchard

Twining, Michigan
May 2, 1953 - May 2, 2018


The visitation will be held on Saturday May 12th from 12-2 PM at the Twining Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes.

Service Location

Twining Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes


The memorial service will be held on Saturday May 12th at 2 PM at the Twining Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes.

Obituary Notice

Lonnie “Pete” Blanchard, age 65, of Twining passed away on Wednesday May 2, 2018. He was born on May 2, 1953 in Edenburg, Indiana. Pete enjoyed hunting, sports, building things, and getting together with his friends and family.

Pete is survived by his sons, Doug (Krisana) Blanchard of Twining, and Mark Blanchard of Twining; his father, Douglas Blanchard of Twining; his siblings, Tony Blanchard of Twining, Lynn (John) Schissler of Twining, and John (Patti) Blanchard of Sterling; his grandchildren, Kadyn, Gabe, Breanna, Autumn, Trevor, Jake, and Wyatt; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Blanchard.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 12th at the Twining Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes at 2 PM with a visitation from 12-2 PM. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


We’re very sorry for your loss, but thankful that we had the opportunity to be able to help bring him closer to home and care for him♥️
— Carrie Jasman
I am so sorry to hear this. He was a great man. Prayers to the Blanchard family. Alot of great memories with this man. He will be greatly missed!
— Michael Navarre
So sorry about the loss of your Dad
— Ruthie
I'm so sorry.. Doug and Mark you dad was a very great guy and a good friend. I'm sorry for your lost and all the Blanchard family.
— Penny Rahl
We are so sorry for your loss Lonnie was a good friend sorry we won't be able to be there.
— Andy and Margaret Hill
my sincerest condolences , he was one of a kind !!! and he sure loved his grandkids :) may he rest in peace. prayers be with you doug,mark, lynn, tony, and papa doug and to his extended family .
— janet young
So sorry for your loss, he was a good man he left us to soon. Me and my sisters use to paint his nails I will for sure miss that. Rest In Peace Lonnie
— Emma kinney
Our thoughts n prayers go out to all of Pete's family. May your memories sustain you through this time.
— Ron & Carrie Stodolak
Doug and Family,

I'm SO sorry for your loss. Lonnie was a good man who will forever be a part of our family memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
— Becky Crowder
Condolences to the Blanchard Family. Pete, like the rest has been a part of our family for years. Prayers to all, especially to Doug.
— Patti Stagray
We’re going to miss you uncle pete❤️ Tell big grandma while your there dancing with her I love her and miss her please ❤️
— Kaylin Younce
Sincere condolences to the Blanchard family !
— Sherry Jackson
Lonnie was one heck of a guy .Sorry for your loss.😢😢 My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
— Connie Johnson
A good man he was, had alot of good times. My condolences go out to the blanchard family.. SLEEP WITH ANGELS, PETE...
— Paul Giles
He was a great man, had a lot of good times. My condolences to the Blanchard family. Sleep with angels my freind..
— Paul Giles
I am very sorry, I heard what happened with his voice and such, don't let this depression draw you guys back.
— Joe
I was just watching his story on BBC, and I've gotta say, it's so sad that he went through so much.
— Dick
I've got really inspired by his courage while watching his story on BBC, in spite of facing the proximity of a huge loss, Lonnie seemed to hope for having a happy life after the surgery... It's so sad that he couldn't enjoy being along his beloved children and grandchildren for much longer... I send my condolences to the family... Rest In Peace, Lonnie!
— Daniel
He was a great man, he seemed sad to have lost his voice but happy to speak through the computer. Ive never lost a family member myself a dread the day it will occur, so very sorry for your loss.
— Miranda White
My condolences to the happy and upbeat family Lonnie left behind. May his legacy and personality forever live on.
— Nathaniel Miller-Robbins
I’m sorry for your loss 😢 it would have been happier if you lived longer I’m so sorry for your loss 😭😭😭
— Nathan
Just finished seeing his bbc story, so sad for pete and his family, I hope you find peace on heaven.
— Jonathan L
Saw his video on YouTube today. A little late but I hope you guys are coping well. He was a great man, and he is with God now.❤️
— Aidan Brown
Pete was the type of guy, you just could see the niceness in him, God Bless his soul
— Mustapha
R.I.P to a great man... may the lord be with your family.
— Unknown
I’m a bit late, but i just watched the documentary about him on BBC. Let me just say he had one of the kindest and warmest souls ever. May he rest in peace.
— Angela
He was a great man no matter what, He died but he is in a good place now taken by god. Sorry for you loss, God bless
— James
Rest in peace
— Nightmare the smoker
My condolences to the Blanchard family
May he rest in peace.
— Unknown
I saw the video with bbc and I was heartbroken to hear he died 1 month after surgery, my condolences to the family and friends.
— Bj

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