BledsoeEulaliaAEulalia A. “Eula” Bledsoe, age 71, formerly of West Bend, WI died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her home in Madison, WI.

She was born on June 29, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of Stanley and Irene Graunke Navarre.  On February 25, 1967, Eula married Willie K. Bledsoe of Port Washington at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee.  A few years later they moved to West Bend and raised their family.  Willie worked at Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee for many years.  Eula was a homemaker.  Willie preceded her in death on March 1, 1998.  She moved to Madison in 2006 to be near family.

Eula is survived by her children John (Ann) Bledsoe of Nekoosa, Terrylin (Daniel) Neuy of West Bend and Michael (Dennis Balczewski) Bledsoe of Madison; eight grandchildren Brandon (Amanda) Bledsoe, Joshua (Alexis) Johns, Tasha Johns, Cheyene Knudtson, John “Jay”, Daniel, David and Rebekah Bledsoe; three great-grandchildren Sophia, William and Callie; her sisters Elizabeth (Tom) Wilber and Annette Navarre, both of Wautoma; her brother Daniel (Gloria) Navarre of Whitewater; sisters and brothers-in-law Billie Jean “Betty” McGinnis of Hales Corners, Linda (Orlan) Miller of Denver, Brenda (Dave) Barnekow of Winter Haven, FL, Wylie (Jean) Bledsoe of Dubuque, IA and Chuck (Linda) Bledsoe of West Bend; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her husband Willie, brother Stanley Navarre, sisters-in-law Jewel Flores and Ruby Arendt and brother-in-law James Bledsoe.

Funeral services 1PM Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI 53074.  Family will receive friends from 11AM-1PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.  Final interment Union Cemetery, Port Washington.



  1. Belated sympathies to the family. I am the daughter of Iran and Alice Otto and Eula and I were cousins. The families were together almost daily till I was in second grade when we moved out of Milwaukee. We were all often gathered in Grandma and Grandpa Navarre’s living room to watch TV until Auntie Irene, Eulalia’s mom would shout up the stairs for the kids to come down for dinner. It was always fun to be with the “gang” at grandma’s house. Pat, Betty and Nida along with Eula, Stanley, and Annette and Annette’s friend “Johnny Dirty Face” who lived behind the couch in Grandma and Grandpa’s front room. Aunt Irene would take us to outings at the Washington Park Zoo and we got to share half boxes of cracker jacks and sometimes even a “paddle pop” at the swimming pool in the park. Daniel was along but in the buggy as he was just a toddler in those years. Annie was still a spark in Uncle Stanley’s eye. Those were fun summer days in my memory and I was grateful that I was included in the outings. Eula was in my wedding party and I remember how lovely she was in that pretty pink dress. The years separated us but those Navarre kids and their very kind and thoughtful mother was often in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love to all
    Ruth Lechner-Thomforde

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bledsoe family. Ruby was our sister-in-law.
    Steve and Margaret Matenaer

  3. My belated sympathy. Eulalia and I were cousins, I was Rosemarie Navarre, Frank ‘s daughter.

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