James L. Blair

JAMES L. BLAIR KOUTS, IN James L. Blair, 78 of Kouts passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013. He was born on April 13, 1935 in Gary the son of the late Leslie and Edna Blair. Jim graduated from Portage High School in 1953 and shortly after served in the U.S. Army. He earned degrees from both Rose-Hulman and Indiana University. Jim retired after 40 years of service at U.S. Steel as an Industrial Engineer and attended Liberty Bible Church, Chesterton. He was an avid golfer and bowler. On June 8, 1996 in Hobart, Jim married Jody Anderson who survives along with his children: Richard J. (Leslie) Blair of Lebanon, Donna (Russ) Gordon of Davenport, FL, and Debbie Blair of Stewart, FL; two step-sons: Brett Simons of Los Angeles, CA and Chad (Melissa) Simons of Chesterton; seven grandchildren: Tiffany, Stephanie, Sharice, Jamie, Rick, Madison, and Ella; seven great grandchildren; brother, Brian (Peg) Blair of Tampa, FL; sister, Jan "Jeri" (Bert) Gilbert of Valparaiso; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM at Liberty Bible Church 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton. Memorial Visitation will be Friday at the church from 3:00 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the VNA Hospice 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso 46383. www.moellerfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-0535

Published in The Times on Nov. 13, 2013