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Evans Funeral Home
314 E Main St
Norwalk, OH 44857
Phone: 419-668-1469

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Jeffrey Robert Bleile, age 50, of Wakeman, died unexpectedly November 7, 2011.


He was born June 22, 1961 in Norwalk and a 1979 graduate of St. Paul High School and attended Bowling Green State University.  He began working at the Paul E. Bleile Company and in 1983 became an owner and President of Midwest Wood Treating and American Timber and Steel.  He was a pilot and collected civil war books and was known to have planted over 10,000 trees.  He was known as a family event planner, where he hosted an annual children’s camp for family and friends and was known as “Uncle Pizza” to his nieces and nephews.


He is survived by his wife of eight years, Patti (Daugherty) Bleile; sons, Rob (Ala) Bleile of Perrysburg and Adam (Shelby) Bleile of Norwalk; step-son, Mike Matheny of Norwalk; step-daughter, Sarah Matheny of Castalia; grandchildren, Ania, Breonna, Austin, Preston, Cameron and Bella; parents, Robert and Mary Bleile of Sandusky; siblings, Dave (Robin) Bleile of Norwalk, Mike (Teri) Bleile of Huron, Ken Bleile of Norwalk, Deb (Pat) Welfle of Norwalk, Cindy (Gary) Wilde of Norwalk, and Greg (Lisa) Bleile of Norwalk; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk.  The Rev. Eric Mueller, associate pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be sent to ones favorite charity.


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