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Blanche “Tootie” Joyce Endrick (nee Winter) age 93 died February 28, 2022. Blanche was born February 4, 1929, to the late Elmer and Ethel Winter in New London, WI. Blanche was baptized at St John’s Lutheran church in Fox Lake, WI, after which the family moved to West Allis, WI.
She married Harry Morrow in 1946 and had 2 children: Robert and Karen. Harry and Blanche moved to Dale, WI in 1970. Following Harry’s death in 1974, Blanche met and married Tom Endrick in 1975. Together they raised daughters Julie, Tina and Beth. Blanche and Tom shared 41 years together until his death in 2016.
Blanche was an amazing cook and baker, and loving and sassy mother and friend, she was also high level guarder of the chocolate chip cookie recipe. She was known for putting on a spread such that no one ever went hungry after leaving her house.
She is survived by daughters: Julie (Cal) Haase, Tina (Dan) Schmidt and Beth (Tony) Harbath; she is further survived by grandchildren: Luke (Alisha) Haase, Shane (Krista) Elliott, Jesse (Sheena) Elliott, Charity Theobald, Diana (Adam) Hein, Cody (Kim) Schmidt, Jade Schmidt, Dustin (Laura Schneider) Bodoh, and Savannah Harbath; she is further survived by 12 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Penny Krenke, Mary Winter, and many nieces and nephews. Her cat Snoopers also survives her after watching over her for the last 12 plus years.
Blanche is preceded in death by her parents; husband Harry Morrow, husband Tom Endrick son Robert, daughter Karen brothers Otto Krenke, Richard (Emma) Winter and Donald Winter.
Blanche did not want a formal celebration or funeral service. Her stories will be told in the coming months by family and friends and a private celebration (against her wishes) will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Saving Paws Animal Rescue in Blanche’s name.
The family wants to thank Gary, Nancy and Aunt Penny for their constant love and care. Special thanks to Thedacare at Home as well as the caring staff at Appleton Retirement Community-your gifts of love and care will not be forgotten.
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