James Roger Blotsky, age 69, of Miles City passed away on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at his home near Miles City.
Jim was born on the family homestead in Morton County, North Dakota on December 7, 1942, the son of Vitalius and Katherine (Loshesky) Blotsky. Jim grew up on the homestead until he was 7 years old when the family moved to Billings. Jim attended grade school in Billings until the 8th grade when he began working with his dad. Jim developed a love for music and at a young age, taught himself to play guitar and various other instruments. Jim worked as a truck driver and did construction for a short time. Jim married Julie Dahms on March 4, 1970 in Billings, Montana. Following their marriage, they moved to Gillette, Wyoming where he started working in the oil fields. Jim was eventually transferred to Miles City for work and in 1970 Jim and Julie had their first daughter Darbie and soon after in 1972 their second daughter Marnie was born. After living in Miles City for a short time, Jim began working for the school as a maintenance man and all around handy man.
Jim had a passion for the Yellowstone River and loved spending as much time as possible on it fishing. He loved playing the guitar but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Jim is survived by his wife Julie Blotsky of Miles City, MT; two daughters: Darbie (Jason) Karch of Miles City, MT and Marnie Blotsky of Miles City, MT; two grandchildren: Brady and McKenzie Karch; a brother Keith Blotsky and three sisters: Gloria Spitzer, Jacqueline Czerniecki and Deloris Hushka. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Donald Blotsky, and a sister Caroline Zahn
Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.