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In Memory

Gunnar Blanke (Blanke) - Class Of 1964

Gunnar W. Blanke of Denver, Colo., died suddenly on March 31, 2008, while working onsite at the age of 61.

Gunnar was born Sept. 23, 1946, in Atchinson, Kan., the son of the late Dorothy and Jack Blanke Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Rose, and his sister, Tana.

After attending Kansas State University, he became a successful freelance cinematographer well known in the business both nationally and internationally. His great passion in life was flying his glider over the Rockies.

Even though he was in McCook only four years prior to graduating from McCook High School, "McCook was a great place to grow up … the people I went to school with were the nicest people". Gunnar will be remembered for his friendly smile, his unpretentious manner and his genuine personality.

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06/01/09 01:34 PM #1    

Bill Lyons (1964)

One day I was watching a "chasing the tornado" show on..well, THE WEATHER CHANNEL!! At the end I saw that it was produced by Gunnar Blanke. WELL, I don't know about you, but I have only met ONE Gunnar Blanke in my life..so, I found him and contacted him!! He said, "Yup, that's me"!!
What a wonderful, diverse group the MHS '64ers turned out to be!!
We miss you Gunnar...
bill lyons

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