Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Thomas J. Blakley, 79, of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014.  He was born September 12, 1934 in Struthers, Ohio to William & Mary (Gaffney) Blakley.  Tom served as a Supervisor at U.S. Steel & National Midwest Steel for 31 years retiring in 1991 then helped part-time at Von Tobel’s Lumber.  He was a member of the Valparaiso Eagles Lodge #2517 where he was currently a Trustee.  In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing and bowling, but neither could compare to his passion for flying planes.  On August 4, 1978 he married Connie Shuttz who preceded him in death in 2008.  Survivors include children: Teresa (Terry) Rouse of Valparaiso, Jon (Kimberly) Woods of Whiting, grandchildren: James (Amanda) Hoyne, Robert “Joshua” (Michele Geer) Hoyne, Christian & Tristan Rouse, Courtney & Jonathan Woods, Hollie Barnes and great grandchildren: Lanae, Blake & Carson. 
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory a memorial service will be held Thursday 5:00 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with visitation from 3 – 5 pm.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Eagles Lodge #2517, Valparaiso. 

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