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Mary Lou Blessinger, age 86, of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper, Indiana.

Mary Lou was born in Huntingburg, Indiana, on January 24, 1932, to Anselm and Emma (Reckelhoff) Heitz.  She married Conrad “Coonie” Blessinger on April 24, 1954, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on March 13, 1995.

She was a homemaker and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Indiana.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, enjoyed attending church picnics and doing scratch off tickets, and was an animal lover.  She was an avid Dubois County Bombers, Forest Park Rangers, and Los Angeles Dodgers fan.

Surviving are three daughters, Lisa Blessinger, Huntingburg, IN, Tammy (Thomas) Wahl, Seymour, IN, Gina (Robert) Jochem, St. Henry, IN, six sons, Stephen Blessinger, Huntingburg, IN, Randy (Yvonne) Blessinger, Evansville, IN, Dana Blessinger, Huntingburg, IN, Dean (Lydia) Blessinger, Ferdinand, IN, Eric (Victoria) Blessinger, St. Anthony, IN, Conrad Blessinger Jr., Huntingburg, IN, 15 grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death besides her husband are one son, Michael Blessinger, who died in infancy, two grandchildren, Jeffrey Earl, Chase Blessinger, two sisters, Norma Truelove and Anselma Heitz, one brother, Robert Heitz, and one half brother, Clarence Reckelhoff.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Lou Blessinger will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, Indiana, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana.  St. Mary’s Parish will pray a rosary at 7:30 pm. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s CatholicChurch, Riley’s Children Hospital, or to a favorite charity.

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