John E. Blower Jr.

John E. Blower Jr., 79, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020.

John was born August 8, 1940, in East Palestine, Ohio to the late John E. Blower Sr. and Edna Hartman.


John was a self-employed contractor, the owner of J.E. Blower Apartment Rentals, a former truck driver with Wirecraft and the former owner of Last Roundup Bar. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #135 in Michigan City. He served his country in the United States Army. 

John is survived by a daughter, Nicolette ”Sis” (Dennis) Nelson of La Porte, Indiana; a son, Keith Blower of La Porte, Indiana; five grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) Nelson, Vicki Nelson, Dennis Nelson Jr., Nathaniel Edward Blower, Dawn Lowe;  great-grandchildren, Asheley, Summer, Audrey, Haylee, Noah, Hunter, Brody, Benjamin, Adelaide, Calvin, Dennis III, Cameron, and Brooklyn; and one great-great-grandson, Phillip.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Linda, Karen, Rohnda, and James “J.J.”

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  A celebration of life will begin at 7 p.m. following visitation. 


Please practice social distancing while visiting the funeral home. Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral

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