Blaine R. Pyan, age 55, of rural Springfield, MN died at his home on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth, MN, with Father Andy Michels and Fr. Paul Schumacher as con celebrants.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye on Sunday from 4-8pm and at the church one hour before Mass on Monday. There will be a Parish Prayer Service at 6pm Sunday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Blaine Rolland Pyan was born on October 9, 1964, in Sleepy Eye, the son of Rolland and Karen (Trebesch) Pyan. Blaine grew up in Sleepy Eye and graduated from Sleepy Eye High School. During high school he started working at the Sleepy Eye Care Center and worked there until 1991. He then worked at Coleman Manufacturing, now called Sanborn Manufacturing, where he was still working. He married Rita Schumacher on September 28, 2002 in Leavenworth. Blaine enjoyed camping, hunting, playing cards, and playing bean bags. He loved to socialize around the campfire with family and friends. He had been active in 4H in his youth and would work church dinners with Rita. Blaine liked to putz around the yard during his off time.

Blaine is survived by his wife Rita Pyan, brothers Boyd (Kari) of Jackson, Brad (Paulette) of Nicollet, Mike (Gabe) of New Ulm, sisters; Denise (Don) Lienig of New Ulm, Theresa (Leo) Moldan of Sleepy Eye, Colette Clay of Morgan, many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law; Wayne (Felicia) Schumacher, Calvin (Amy) Schumacher, George (Christine) Schumacher, and sister-in-law Debra (Andrew) Manning. He is preceded in death by his parents, and in-laws Dennis J and Marlys Schumacher.