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Joan C. (Phelps) Blink

Born: Wed., Mar. 31, 1943
Died: Sun., Jun. 14, 2020


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Jul. 25, 2020
Location: Open Bible Church

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 25, 2020
Location: Open Bible Church

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Joan Blink, age 77, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2020.  She was born on March 31, 1943 to Everett and Lillian Phelps, both of whom preceded her in death.  
On September 1, 1962, in Highland, IN, she married the love of her life, Darryl Blink, who survives.  She is also survived by her loving children, Paul (Debbie) Blink of Newport, RI and Christine (Greg) DePorter of Ogden Dunes, IN; her adoring grandsons, Reagan DePorter of Pensacola, FL and Alex DePorter of Ogden Dunes, IN; and by her sisters, Janet (Ken) Eichelberger of Grayslake, IL and Jane (Ron) Roades of Glen Allen, VA. 
Joan was a church pianist for over 20 years.  She enjoyed spending her retirement years at her house in upper Wisconsin fishing and gardening with friends and relatives and her husband of 57 years, Darryl. Joan will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
A Memorial Service will be at Open Bible Church, 1400 W Porter Ave., Chesterton, IN on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. with a visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service. 
Memorial donations in honor of Joan may be given to Open Bible Church.
Professional arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. Memories may be shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com. 

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Peggy Trowbridge
   Posted Thu July 02, 2020
My late husband, Perry, and I met Joan and Darryl Blink in 1975. We started going out to eat after Sunday night church with lots of people, but soon the four of us felt a bond of friendship and started our years of at least one meal out together weekly and maybe more. We had so many happy memories together traveling to Morris Bryant for a lobster buffet that left us groaning from overeating. We'd laugh as we had to get a hotel because we were too full to drive home from Lafayette. We had trips to the House on the Rock, Galena, Ford Museum, Nashville, In and many more. All the trips included the joy of friends being together. I'll never forget Joan's laugh and smile. She was fun to be around and always, always kind.

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