John Blaisdell, MD, passed away June 25, 2021, in Snowflake, Arizona, of Alzheimer’s. He was born to Henry and Ann (Larson) Blaisdell on November 16, 1933, in Minot, North Dakota.
John graduated from Minot High School and received an appointment to West Point. Not wanting a military career, he joined the army to meet his military obligation and served proudly with the 82nd Airborne Division. After his honorable discharge, he went to the University of North Dakota and University of Cincinnati and became a Board Certified Surgeon.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sylvia Blaisdell; his sister, Kay Hovland; brothers, George Blaisdell and Bill Hoppe; daughters, Lori Bickler and Nancy Blaisdell; and son, Mark Blaisdell; his grandchildren, Ryan and Reed Bickler, Andrew Garrett and Brett Blaisdell.
He is preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Dorothy Hoppe, and brother, Henry Blaisdell, Jr.
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