Donald R. "Dizzy" Blackwell

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DONALD R. BLACKWELL "DIZZY" VALPARAISO, IN Donald R. "Dizzy" Blackwell, age 56, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, February 21 2011 at the Regency Hospital of Porter County. Don had been a Northwest Indiana resident and a former Chicago area resident. He had been employed at J.J. Wright in Lansing as an auto body repairman and also employed with Norfolk & Southern Railroad. "Dizzy" was a member of the Midwest Van Club and an avid motorcycle enthusiast especially Harley-Davidson. Donald is survived by his loving family: wife, Denise; three sons: Joseph Blackwell of Chandler, AZ, Jason (Joann) Blackwell of Portage, and James (Jamie) Blackwell of Michigan City; daughter, Caitlin Blackwell at home; three grandchildren: Dylan, Ryder and Adrianna; two sisters: Donna (Nick) Hoff of Beecher, IL and Deborah Sliwa of Midlothian, IL; two brothers: Jerry (Georgette) Blackwell of Whiting, IN and Phillip (Marcia) Blackwell of Westville, IN; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three sisters: Barbara, Carolyn and Wanda. Memorials are preferred to the American Juvenile . The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 509 W. Division Road, Valparaiso, IN on Saturday, February 26, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Douglas Mayer officiating. Don will be taken to church Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso, IN. Visitation will be held Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. (wake service at 3:30 p.m.) at Rees Funeral Home, Winfield Chapel, 10909 Randolph Street, Winfield/Crown Point, IN 46307. For information please call, (219) 661-2600 or online at:

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Rees Funeral Home, Winfield Chapel - Crown Point
10909 Randolph  Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 661-2600
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Published in The Times from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2011
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