Michael Scott Blanck

Memorial service for Michael Scott Blanck, 43, of Eudora will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11th at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. 

Michael “Spank” sadly passed away on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022. Michael was born in Lawrence, KS, on July 27, 1979, to Gary and the late Jeanine (Curtis) Blanck. 

Michael graduated from Free State High School in 1998. On October 19, 2019, he married the love of his life, Kristy, whom he had first met at the age of only 13 when they attended West Junior High School together. 

Michael was an avid Chiefs fan and forever a Jayhawk. He enjoyed golfing, poker nights with the guys and took great pride in his best role as Uncle Mike; whether that be tossing a football with the nephews, letting the nieces paint his toenails, or cheering them on in the stands at their many theatre performances and sports events. Michael loved his puppies and, although Kristy cut him off after the second one that he smuggled into the house, he still proceeded to ask every day for another. 

Michael is survived by his wife, Kristy, of the home; his father Gary, of Lawrence; brothers Anthony (William) and Bryan; and sisters Tina (Joe) and Hiedi (Kenny). He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan, and his mother. 

The family will greet friends from 6- 8 p.m. on Monday, October 10th, 2022 at Warren- McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel in Eudora, KS.

13 Condolences

  1. LaVerna Lee Gray on October 5, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Sending love to Mchael’s wife, Kristy. And to Michael’s family. May you find peace and comfort in your fond memories of Michael and in the arms of family and friends.

  2. Cindy Hout on October 5, 2022 at 8:53 am

    Kristy I want you to know that what ever you need I’ll be here for you. I really liked Michael. If you need to scream just call I’ll listen. Love you.

  3. Jennifer Shambaugh on October 5, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Michael was a wonderful person that will be missed. I’ve known him for most of his life and was able to call him family. I hope that he has found peace. All my love goes out to his family. You are all in my thoughts. I love you all.

  4. Debbie (Spangler) Johnson on October 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    What a lovely photo memorial and beautiful music. Well done. Very nice memorial.
    ❣Debbie (Spangler) Johnson
    ❣Daughter of Carole Blanck
    ❣Granddaughter of Clarence Hap Blanck
    ❣Great granddaughter of Joseph Blanck

  5. Ruth Lee on October 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Kristy I really have no words left just a broken heart ❤️, I’m just down the street and my door is always open, I love 💕 you and I love Michael. Grandma Ruth

  6. Judy and Eric Smith on October 6, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Mike’s family and friends. We knew Mike through our sons, Brett and Cory Smith.

  7. Robyn McPhail on October 6, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Michael’s family and friends. While growing up, Michael was one of my favorite friends of my brother’s. He was always so kind to me. He will be missed and forever loved.

  8. Julie Avila on October 6, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    I went to school with Mike in Eudora and during covid he came to spray my house. We had such a good time catching up. He was doing so good and was gushing over his bride. Im praying for comfort for Mike’s family and friends. He was always so kind. I’m so sorry for your great loss.

  9. Audrey Nagy on October 7, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    My condolences to Michael’s family. It’s obvious from the words of this obituary he was well loved. Gary, my heart goes out to you my friend. Prayers for your comfort.

  10. Janey Wiseman on October 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Kristy, my heart is with you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences to Mike’s family.

  11. Mike Malone on October 11, 2022 at 10:11 am

    I am so sorry about your loss. I saw Mike about a year ago and we had such a nice visit. He was a thoughtful and caring person.

  12. Paul Slobodnik on October 11, 2022 at 11:48 am

    I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to the wake or funeral, but I did want to send my condolences to all Michael’s family. He is in our prayers.

  13. ALBERT NITZ on November 22, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Tony and Family:
    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. With the memories in your heart, he will always be with you. Keeping you in my prayers.

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