Mace VanBlaircom, 55 of Valparaiso, passed away tragically as a result of a car accident on Saturday, July 15, 2023. He was born February 28, 1968, in Michigan City, IN to Russell Allan VanBlaircom and Patricia (Robinson) VanBlaircom. Mace graduated from Chesterton High School in 1986, and made his career as a Journeyman Machinist with Aero Machine. Mace enjoyed indoor archery, playing golf, darts, billiards, and softball, and riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He also loved watching hockey and baseball, and cheering for the White Sox. Everywhere Mace went, he made friends. He had a likable personality, friendly smile, and big heart. Mace would go out of his way to generously help others in need. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew him.
On May 18, 1996, in Valparaiso, Mace married Amey VanBlaircom, who survives, along with their cat, Libby; his stepmother, Doris “Mickey” VanBlaircom; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his mother and father-in-law, Carol Dunkelbarger and James Dunkelbarger.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. The funeral will begin Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Independent Cat Society of Westville. The family invites you to wear your most casual attire, Harley Davidson logos, shorts, and untucked shirts, as that is what Mace would have wanted.
So sorry for the loss of Mace. He was a great archer and friend. Everyone at Sandy Hook Archery enjoyed shooting tournaments and leagues with him. -John Grieger
May you rest in peace. Prayers for your family and friends, -Keith B Douts
Sorry for the loss of Mace. He will be missed sorely. Whenever I visited Aero, I always enjoyed talking archery with Mace in which he gave me some very helpful tips and advise. Rest In Peace my friend, -Brett Grady Team Industrial Services
We’ve known Mace for many years through the archery community. He always made us feel welcome and we loved shooting with him. A wonderful person, we will miss seeing him at tournaments and sharing those special moments. We will keep family in our prayers! -Rich and Diane Hooper