Elizabeth Joan Blesch, 89, Zionsville

Elizabeth BleschElizabeth Joan Blesch, 89, of Zionsville, died Sunday (March 20) at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Dale September 10, 1926, to John and Minerva (Jones) Heichelbech. She married Jerome W. Blesch May 6, 1950, in Ft. Wayne.

Elizabeth was a 1944 graduate of Dale High School and a graduate of Lockyear Business College. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband with the office work at Blesch Brothers, Inc. in Holland. She loved crossword puzzles and was a member of the Holland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jerome W. Blesch; one daughter, Barbara Shafer and husband Lonnie, Zionsville; and two grandsons, David B. Shafer, Chicago, and Evan W. Shafer, Cleveland, Ohio.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Holland United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ronald E. Blesch Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o The Dubois County Foundation or to the Holland United Methodist Church’s Hummingbird Daycare Fund. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Pastor Keith Chanley will officiate.

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