Robert D. “Bob” Blakeley, 78, Winona Lake, passed away at 5:24 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 in Grace Village Healthcare Center, Winona Lake.
On Feb. 8, 1938, he was born in Newark, Ohio to C. Dell and Florence (Bonham) Blakeley. A fifty year resident of Warsaw, Bob was former manager of Kline’s Department Store, retiring in 1986. He then purchased Kosko Manufacturing where he retired in 2006.
Bob was a former member of Warsaw Exchange Club, Rozella Ford Golf Club and Gilliam Lanes Men’s Bowling League. He was also a member of the Breading’s Cigar Store.
He is survived by four daughters: Carol (John) Sloan, Warsaw; Patty (Craig) Shull, Warsaw; Tammy (Robert) Sands, Valparaiso; and Vickie (fiancé Bob Salimi) Jenney, Carmel; his sister, Diane (William) Koman, Newark, Ohio; and nine grandchildren: Ryan (Kristi) Sloan, Fort Wayne; Justin (Alicia) Mort, Warsaw; Kaylee Shull, Warsaw; Brandon Sands, Valparaiso; Claire Sands, Valparaiso; Meredith Sands, Valparaiso; Katelyn Jenney, Carmel; Lauren Jenney, Carmel; and Eva Salimi, Carmel.
Bob was preceded in death by his longtime companion of sixteen years, Beverly Ann Blood, who passed away on Jan. 5, 2008.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Chaplain Bryan Benjamin officiating. Burial will be privately held.
Visitation hours will be from 1–3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, C/o K21 Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1810.
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