David Eric Blemker, 77, of Valparaiso, Indiana passed away on March 20, 2023.  He was born on April 27, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana to Charles and Mary Lee (Coultas) Blemker.  He was a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. He worked for most of his life in Northwest Indiana and retired from Heckett Engineering.
David is survived by beloved partner, Patti McAtee, two daughters: Amy (Sean) Kennah-Ricketts of Pearland, Texas, and Beth (Ryan) Scheckel of Lubbock, Texas, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brother: Chuck (Georgette) Blemker of Recife, Brazil, and forever friends, Linda Lyon and Kim Lyon-Moser.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Thomas.
David will be remembered for his intellectual wit, his way with words, his kind gentle spirit, and his love of steam locomotives. 
Cremation entrusted to Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso, Indiana.  No visitation is scheduled.  Interment at Merriman Cemetery.
  In lieu of flowers, consider performing an act of kindness in his name.  Many thanks to Dunes Hospice.


Im so sorry for your loss, David was a dear friend of mine, and will be missed very much, -Rebecca Newbolds 

Please know how sorry I am to learn of David’s passing. David was a special person and he will be forever in my heart. —Carolyn Blemker

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew David when I use to deliver his mail and he lived in my grand parents home. -Mark Stanley 

I met Dave when we both worked in the slag industry. We had a special bond when he owed his farm in LaPorte. He will truly be missed. -Laura Anderson 

I had recently found myself thinking of Dave as I used to help care for him. He was a kind man that I truly enjoyed being with. We spent many days watching the beautiful birds and wildlife in his backyard. He knew the name of every bird and was sure to teach me. Sending my condolences to Pat and family. I am truly blessed to have known such a good man. -Kristie Carta 


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