WARREN GLEN BLESSING HAMMOND, IN
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Warren Glen Blessing, age 93, of Hammond, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014. Survived by his two children: Carol Thompson and Robert (Gayle) Blessing; four grandchildren: Denise McMaken, Elizabeth (Eric) Schultz, Dr. Robert (Kristin) Blessing, Michelle (Jason Pantea) Blessing; five great grandchildren: Samuel and Nathan McMaken; Benjamin and Madelyn Schultz, Henry Blessing;2 sisters: Sharon Dmit and Judy Scioani; Compassionate caregivers: Greg and Aurica Nica; Many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Lois Grace Blessing; grandson, Steven Thompson; Parents, Leland and Ruth Blessing; brother, Robert Blessing; good friends and in-laws, Mabel and Marty Hickey. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. directly at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6709 Arizona Ave., Hammond (Hessville) with Pastor James Thomson officiating. There will be a time of viewing at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Friends are invited to meet with the family for a time of visitation on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 2:00 until 8:00p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hammond (Hessville). Warren was born in Wisconsin and raised in Chicago and has been a resident of the Hessville section of Hammond for over 65 years. He was a longtime faithful member of Covenant Presbyterian Church; where he served as Deacon. Warren retired from Anderson Co. of Michigan City after 20 years of service as a machinist. He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the American Theater and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medals. Warren loved music and was an accomplished violinist; having been trained in the famous Hull House Conservatory and played in the NWI Symphony and also in the Chicago Heights Symphony. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Warren was a loving and caring husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather and neighbor. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. Memorials may be made in Warren's memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation at www.alzfdn.org or Harbor Light Hospice 1841 E. Summit Street, Crown Point, IN 46307. Thanks "Emma and George" Love, Warren. For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219)-844-1600 or visit us at www.bockenfunerals.com.
Bocken Funeral Home, Inc.
7042 Kennedy Avenue
Hammond, IN 46363
Published in The Times from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2014