Robert C. Blackledge

Robert C. Blackledge

MADISON/FT. ATKINSON-Robert C. Blackledge, age 69, of Madison/Ft. Atkinson, passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1944, in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of Robert E. and Dorothea (Jewett) Blackledge. He married Janie Lyn Colletti on July 16, 1967, in Lancaster, Calif.

Bob served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Monona Fire Department EMS for many years. Bob worked as a respiratory therapist at UW Hospital and retired after 30 years of service. Those who knew Bob best know he would think we have already said too much about him, but we wanted to say it anyway.

Bob is survived by his wife, Janie; sons, Scott (Diane) and Jason; grandchildren, Alaina, Grady, Hawk and Cambell; and sisters, Diana (Steven) Karles and Susan (Carrol) Wetzel. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial gathering will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive