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Jerome Douglas Bleck


American FlagJerome Douglas Bleck, Army Veteran, age 92 of La Grange Illinois, formerly of South Bend Indiana and Michigan City Indiana. Beloved husband to the late Carol Bleck, nee Engstrom; loving father of Christie (Dave) Mastric, Julie (Bill) Paulson, Jennifer (Michael) Evon and Jack Bleck; grandfather of Anna Paulson, Jack Paulson, and Joseph Paulson; brother of the late Eugene “Gene” (the late Joan “Jo”) Bleck and the late Judith (the late Richard) Van Vlack; uncle and great uncle of many.

Jerome was an Indiana University broadcasting graduate and worked for WSBT South Bend as a national sales manager where he also enjoyed broadcasting high school football and basketball games on radio as well as being one of the prevalent voices for Notre Dame basketball games on radio and television.  After retiring from WSBT, Jerome was a marketing specialist with Memorial Home Health Care and enjoyed connecting with the community to share insights for improving care for the aging.  Jerome was honored with the Katherine Schirm Volunteer of the Year award in 1999 and presented the Dedication Award in 2003 for his volunteer work with the American Cancer Society.

Jerome was an accomplished golfer and played well into his senior years. He will be remembered as a reliable, kind person; a dedicated father and husband; a diligent, ethical worker; a genuine listener; and a cherished friend to all who knew him.

At Jerome’s request his remains have been donated to science.  Services and interment will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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