Chesterton Tribune

Memorial set for Ernest Blackstad

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Ernest R. Blackstad of Michigan City, formerly of Chesterton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Community Hospital in Munster. He was 58.

Ernest was born July 20, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Ernest Blackstad, who preceded him in death, and Sally A. Heller Terry, who survives in Pennsylvania.

He is also survived by his children Corey Blackstad of Michigan City, Jessica (husband John) Addison of Porter, Josh Ambrozy of Klamath Falls, Ore., Michelle Wood of Grants Pass, Ore., and daughter-in-law Sara Blackstad of Grants Pass; grandchildren Thomas, Robert, Jonas, Idalia, Brandon Lindsay and Tyler; significant other Linda Haughee of Highland; sisters Nancy (Jack) Vittore and Kathy (John) Gallagher, both of Pennsylvania; uncle William Shriver of Pennsylvania; mother-in-law Pauline Solley of Chesterton; numerous sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Ernie was preceded in death by his first wife Diane, second wife Laura, and son Richard Keith.

Ernie was a truck driver for C.P.C. Logistics. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, reading, playing his guitar and taking long walks.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hawthorne Park in Porter for a memorial celebration with a luncheon. Arrangements are being handled by the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton. For more information, contact White-Love Funeral Home at 926-1309.



 Posted 1/19/2011