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Thelma Blake

May 7, 1939 — December 8, 2022

La Porte

Thelma Blake

Thelma Louise Blake

May 7, 1939-December 8, 2022

Thelma Louise Blake, 83, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Community Hospital Munster, IN, with her family by her side.

She was born May 7, 1939 in Marion, Indiana, the daughter of William White and Cora Meada (Wallers) White.

A lifelong resident of the area, Thelma was a graduate of Mill Creek High School. She worked in inventory control for Whirlpool, retiring in 1988, then went on to work as a librarian at the La Porte County Library, retiring again in 1993.  On September 8, 1956, she married Jack Blake in Lakeville, IN. Together, they enjoyed traveling, concerts, plays and Friday night fish fries. While in Alaska, they had the privilege of celebrating it becoming a state. Thelma also was a member of the Vale Church of Christ in Valparaiso, loved reading, attending monthly luncheons with her Whirlpool friends and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jack; her son, Scott (Debbie) Blake of La Porte; daughter, Dawn (Dwight) Beaty of Westfield, IN; grandchildren, Jeremy (Kimberly) Blake, Trisha Beaty, Tracy (Mark) Williamson, and Ashley (Brandon) Casey; great-grandchildren, Courtney and Zachory Blake, Clayton and Ja'neyaih Williamson, Landon and Maddy Casey, and several nieces and nephews.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Teresa Blake; siblings Helen Daniels, Eugene Gulley, Robert White, Mary Piotrowicz, Maxine Maynard, John White, Beverley Wallen and Larry White.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. Cremation will take place, and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Indiana, 127 Airport North Office Park, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 ( or The Community Cancer Research Foundation, 926 Ridge Rd., Munster, IN 46321 (

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