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Jerome William Blesch

April 19, 1926 June 28, 2019
Jerome William Blesch
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Obituary for Jerome William Blesch

Jerome William Blesch, age 93, of Holland and Zionsville, Indiana, passed away at 7:20 p.m., on Friday, June 28, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

He was born April 19, 1926, in Holland, Indiana, to Ira and Edna (Struckman) Blesch; and married Elizabeth Joan Heichelbech on May 6, 1950, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Jerome owned and operated Blesch Brothers, Inc. in Holland, a farm equipment dealership. He was a member of the Holland United Methodist Church, Holland American Legion Post #343, Holland Kiwanis Club, Dubois County Sheriff’s Merit Board, an officer for the Perry Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, and former board of directors member for the Holland National Bank and German American Bank. Jerome was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Joan “Betty” Blesch, who died March 20, 2016; and one son, Ronald E. Blesch.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara (Lonnie) Shafer of Carmel, Indiana; one sister, Wanda Weitkamp of Indianapolis, Indiana; two grandchildren, David B. (Ashton) Shafer of Chicago, Illinois and Evan W. Shafer of Cleveland, Ohio; and one great-grandchild, Jackson Shafer of Chicago, Illinois.

Funeral services for Jerome Blesch will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Holland United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the Holland United Methodist Cemetery. Pastor Keith Chanley will officiate at the service. The Holland American Legion Memorial Detail will conduct military graveside rites.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, July 5th; and also at church one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ronald E. Blesch Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Dubois County Community Foundation or the Holland United Methodist Church’s Hummingbird Daycare Fund. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandsom.com


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Visitation

Friday

5

Jul

2:00 PM 7/5/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
Nass & Son Funeral Home

208 Main Street
Huntingburg, IN 47542

The family requests that friends share some of their favorite stories, recollections and/or funny episodes from Jerome's life and write them down on an index card or sheet of paper and bring them to the funeral home during visitation or to church. These stories will be shared with everyone at the funeral meal following the service. Thanks so much!

Nass & Son Funeral Home
208 Main Street Huntingburg 47542 IN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

6

Jul

9:00 AM 7/6/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 7/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
Holland United Methodist Church

Holland, IN

The family requests that friends share some of their favorite stories, recollections and/or funny episodes from Jerome's life and write them down on an index card or sheet of paper and bring them to the funeral home during visitation or to church. These stories will be shared with everyone at the funeral meal following the service. Thanks so much!

Holland United Methodist Church
Holland IN
United States

Service

Saturday

6

Jul

10:00 AM 7/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
Holland United Methodist Church

Holland, IN

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Holland United Methodist Church
Holland IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holland United Methodist Cemetery Final Resting Place

Holland, IN

Holland IN
United States
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