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Scott Bleichwehl

June 25, 1963 — January 8, 2022

Scott R. Bleichwehl, Colonel (U.S. Army, Ret.) flew home to his Savior, Jesus Christ on January 8th, 2022. Scott was born in Milwaukee to Ralph and Arlene (Kresnicka) Bleichwehl on June 25 1963. He  attended Christian day schools, graduated 8th grade from Grace Lutheran in Oshkosh and subsequently Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac in 1981. He attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN for three semesters, then transferred to U. W. Oshkosh and completed his Associate’s Degree before entering the U. S. Army as a PFC in January 1984. At his first duty station he applied for the Green to Gold Scholarship Program to become an officer and moved back to Oshkosh in 1986 to complete his degree and obtain his commission. He majored in Journalism, graduated from UWO in 1988 and re-entered the Army as a Field Artillery 2nd Lieutenant in September of the same year.
 During Scott’s 32 year career he commanded two Field Artillery Batteries, was selected for Advanced Civil Schooling and attended the University of Florida, receiving his Master’s Degree in Mass Communications in 1999. He then commanded Armed Forces Network North in Germany and was selected for and attended Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Scott deployed to Iraq twice with the 1st Cavalry Division and once to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division, serving in combat zones for 37 months. He was awarded numerous commendations, including 2 Bronze Stars.     
   Scott was baptized and confirmed in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. He deeply loved and was dedicated to his Savior Christ Jesus, and worshipped Him all the days of his life. He was athletic and excelled at basketball, competing with his high school varsity team for the State Championship his senior year of high school. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Florida Gators. As a young boy, Scott brought home strays and injured animals including rabbits, cats, dogs and birds, and became a junior member of the Oshkosh and Outagamie Kennel Clubs. He trained his dog for Jr. Showmanship and Obedience trials. As an adult he owned several dogs, and for a few years, rode and trained horses, and raised pigs and chickens while stationed at Ft. Sill, OK. He loved to fish, especially with his sister Karyn, and enjoyed boating whenever and wherever possible on local waterways in Wisconsin as well as many of his stateside duty stations. Scott was hardworking, ambitious, outgoing and had a wonderful sense of humor that will be sorely missed by his family. 
Scott married Mary Lou Last in 1984 and they had two sons, Benjamin and Zachariah. The family had many adventures as Scott’s career progressed.  He was stationed in several states - Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Kansas and Illinois.  He also served at three duty stations in Germany: Nürnberg, Augsburg and Frankfurt. Together the family explored local culture wherever they lived, making the most of every opportunity to travel, discover and appreciate the unique characteristics of different cities, states and countries.        
  Scott was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Bleichwehl, step-mother Edithglen Bleichwehl and beloved sister, Karyn Gunderson.
Scott is survived by his wife, Mary Lou and sons Zachariah and Benjamin, daughter-in-law, Leilani (Roberts), grandchildren Christopher and Marilyn, mother Arlene and step-father Robert Kosanke, aunt Judith Kresnicka, sister Judy Johnston, step-sisters Kathi Metko (Jim), Leslie Hayes (Bill), Janel Nast (Rick), Andrea J. Montgomery, and Mary Ellen Kosanke, step-brothers Steve Miller and Christopher K. Kosanke, brother-in-law Jason (Amy) Last, and many cherished nieces and nephews. 
Services for Scott will be held at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes Westside (100 Lake Pointe Dr) at 11AM. A visitation will be held from 9AM until the time of service. A burial will follow the service at Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Friday, April 22, 2022

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