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Obituary for Carilyn Kay Blasi (Lauffer)

Carilyn Kay Blasi, 80, Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Mosiac Life Care Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Monday, June 3, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Lutheran School Grant Fund and may be left in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at

Carilyn Kay Lauffer was born on July 26, 1938 in Atchison, the daughter of Roy William and Marie Johanna (Rathert) Lauffer. Carilyn was a 1956 graduate from Atchison High School and had worked for the Atchison telephone office prior to working for 29 years as a machine operator for Saunders Manufacturing / Golden Star of Atchison, retiring in 2001. Carilyn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, Pastor Ziegler’s Bible Class, Morning Break Bible Study, she was a Kennedy Caller, visited people in the nursing home and was a member of the Beta Sigma Sorority. Carilyn enjoyed scrapbooking and social networking on Facebook.

Carilyn and Kenneth Blasi were married on March 3, 1962 at Sacred Heart Church, Atchison.

Survivors include Carilyn’s husband of 57 years, Ken, of the family home; one son, David (Kim) Blasi, Atchison; two daughters, Denise (Mike) Becerra, St. Joseph, MO, and Dana (Paul) Weaver, Leavenworth, KS; son-in- law, David Paul, Atchison; sister, Marilyn Wohlgemuth, Topeka, KS; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Carilyn was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Deborah Paul and an infant daughter, Dawn Elizabeth Blasi; granddaughter, Dawn Elizabeth Blasi; brother, Ralph Charles Lauffer; sister, Bette Hawkins.