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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Theodore L. Blatz Jr.

February 10, 1949June 2, 2019
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Theodore L. “Ted” Blatz, Jr., 70, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 2, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and retired from Ford Motor Company in 1998. He became sober through AA and had 38 years of continuous sobriety. One of Ted’s greatest loves of life was bass fishing and he loved to shop at Bass Pro.

Ted leaves behind his wife of 37 years that he adored, Jan (Hargan) Blatz; son, Cory Blatz (Angie); daughter, Marnie Guerra (Isais); three step sons, Billy, Paul, and Jason McCarty; sister, Helen Blatz; brothers, Terry Blatz and Marty Blatz (Belinda); and sister-in-law, Judy Lamb. He also leaves his granddaughter, McKenzie Nowak (Bryce), who was raised by Ted and Jan; his other grandchildren, Molly McCarty, John McCarty, Rennan Guerra, and Dylan Blatz; and his fur babies, Zoe and Ziggy.

It was his wish to be cremated. Memorial Visitation will be held from 2 pm ~ 7 pm Friday, June 7th, followed by a Memorial Service at 7 pm at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany IN.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 7, 2019

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Ann Heitkemper

June 7, 2019

I have known Ted for years. He and Jan drove a school bus for NAFCSchools Ted liked to joke around and have fun. Always had a smile on his face. Gods Speed Ted. Peace and love from our family to yours. 🙏🕯

LeeAn Hess

June 5, 2019

I will never forget your wonderful smile.Even through all your treatments when I would see you there would be your great smile.I Love you Uncle Ted,I will miss your smile but will never forget it.

Gayle Blatz

June 5, 2019

The days we spent together as kids, were some of the happiest times of my entire life.

I love and miss you all.

Carol Moore

June 5, 2019

Condolences to all of you. Jan, thinking of you every day and remembering the beautiful day you and Ted said your wedding vows.
It has been so long ago, but we actually went fishing together decades ago. The passage of time has fogged my memory, but I remember a big turtle and recall the day was very pleasant.
Hugs to each and everyone of Ted’s family. He always seemed to be cheerful and smiling whenever I saw him.

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