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Joseph R Blandford

October 20, 1930 ~ July 17, 2018 (age 87)

Joseph R. Blandford

87, of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  He is survived by his wife Mildred; children, Jeff, Laura (David) Vince, Joe (Diane), Bob (Donna), 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; siblings, Roberta (Bob) Pioli, Doris Colosimo and Dick.  He was preceded in death by his son Brian, and brothers, Edward and John.  Joe was a 1956 Purdue University graduate in Mechanical Engineering, and retired from Inland Steel.  He served in the US Marine Corps, was a Small Business Owner, member of Lowell’s St. Edward Catholic Church and an avid outdoorsmen.  Visitation, Friday July 20, from 4-8, Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell.  Funeral Mass, Saturday 11AM, at his church, 216 S. Nichols St., Lowell with Burial following St. Edward Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church’s Building Fund, Share Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Fisher House of San Diego.

Donations may be made to:

St Edward Catholic Church Building Fund
216 S. Nichols, Lowell IN 46356
Tel: 1-219-696-7307

Fisher House
34800 Bob Wilson Drive Building 47, San Diego CA 92134

Share Foundation
6357 N 300 E, La Porte IN 46350
Tel: 1-219-778-2585

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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