Joseph Paul Bleakley
Reverend Dr Joseph Paul Bleakley, 66, of Springfield, died at 5:10 pm, Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 23, 1945 in Clinton, Iowa, to Paul and Betty Bleakley. He married Judith Hlatky on June 6, 1992 and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Kristen, John and Brian, seven grandchildren and one sister, Barbara Bleakley.
Reverend Bleakley was a retired ELCA Lutheran Pastor. He was an avid reader and enjoyed wood working and model trains.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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To Pastors family, We were saddened to hear about Pastor passing. We send our sympathy and will keep you all in our prayers. Bob and Betty Huschen
Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in rural Elliott was Pastor Joe's first call. The congregation wants to extend their sincere sympathy to his family. We have many fond memories of him and his family. Special greetings to John, Kristen and Brian. We'll keep you all in our prayers. Ursula Hustedt Pontoppidan Lutheran Church
Brian Bleakley posted on 11/21/13
Ursula, Bob, and Betty- On behalf of our family I want to thank you for your prayers and condolences. It has been a great comfort to hear from so many friends from over the years. We hope Larry, Angelica, Kevin, Shelly, Rob, Mike, and all your families are doing well. God Bless you.