Dorothy (Blocksom) BielfieldOctober 1, 1923 ~ July 12, 2017 (age 93)
Dorothy Blocksom Bielfield, 93 of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Meadows Manor North. She was born in Prairie Creek, IN on October 1, 1923 to Boyd Hamilton Blocksom and Esther Irene Bentley Blocksom. She was preceded in death by parents; and her husband Charles A. Bielfield whom she married August 11, 1945 in Nebraska where Charlie was stationed while in the Air Force. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her brother Harold “Newt” Blocksom and his wife Jeannie; brother -in-law, Robert Bielfield and his wife, Ruby, sister-in-law, Martha Schafer and her husband, Kenneth. She graduated from Honey Creek High School in 1941 and retired in 1965 from Motor Freight Corporation as a key punch operator. Dorothy had previously attended Terre Haute Commercial College from 1941-42 and had additional training from IBMC, and was a member of St. Mark United Church of Christ. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Paula Bielfield Wilson, Bruce Bielfield (Sandy), Janet Schafer Jacobs, and Jeannine Schafer Power, as well as her great nieces and nephews, Ross Wilson (Danyelle), Erica Wilson, Kira Bielfield Williams (Steve), Kyle Bielfield, Jordan Jacobs (Rebecca), Cameron Power, and Connor Power Also surviving are her great great nieces and nephews Reese Wilson, McKenzie Wilson, Ruby Williams and Jasper Williams.
Dorothy’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Linda Huston and the Cannon Inn staff for the great care and kindness provided.
Funeral services will be held at DeBaun Springhill Chapel on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial will follow in New Harmony Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the funeral home.