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Marie V. Blessinger, age 90, of Holland, Indiana, passed away at 11:40 a.m.,Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Brookside Village in Jasper.

Marie Blessinger obituary photo526_edited-1            She was born April 5, 1925 in Celestine, Indiana, to Herman and Lorena (Verkamp) Metz.  She married Gilbert J. Blessinger on November 20, 1948, in Celestine, Indiana.  Mrs. Blessinger was a homemaker and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry Christian Mothers, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, and Holland American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed card games and puzzles; gardening; bird watching; quilting; and baking, especially her homemade bread.  Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert J. Blessinger, who died March 17, 2008; and one daughter, Angela Blessinger.

She is survived by:

Two daughters,

Elaine (Mike) Hanebutt of Huntingburg, Ind.,

Kathy (Debra) Gwozda of Seattle, Washington;

Four sons,

Steven J. (Kathy) Blessinger of Holland, Ind.,

David (Nora) Blessinger of Monument Springs, Colorado,

Daniel (Patricia) Blessinger of Elkwood, Virginia,

Arnold (Marie) Blessinger of Holland, Ind.;

One brother,

Lawrence Metz of Celestine, Ind.;

by (16) grandchildren and (10) great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass for Marie V. Blessinger will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., onFriday, December 18, 2015, at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, Indiana, with burial to follow at St. Henry Cemetery.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., E.S.T., on Thursday; and also from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Three vigil services will be held Tuesday with the first starting at 6:30 p.m., held by the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary; the second at 8:00 p.m., held by the Holland American Legion Auxiliary; and the third at 8:15 p.m., held by the St. Henry Christian Mothers who will pray the rosary.  Memorial contributions can be made out to St. Henry Catholic Church.  Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.