Richard "Dick" G. Bland, 80

Richard "Dick" G. Bland, 80, of Wabash, died at 6:50 a.m., on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.  He was born on Thursday, Sept. 12, 1940 in Wabash, to Wayne and Imogene (Mettler) Bland.

Dick worked at Container Corporation in Wabash retiring in 2003. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Dick married Sandra Hobbs in Wabash on Feb. 14, 1991. He was a member of the American Legion Post 15, V.F.W. Post 286, and Eagles Lodge, all of Wabash. Dick was an avid golfer and Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed baseball and racing, the Brickyard 400, but especially his grandson’s dirt track racing. Dick also enjoyed taking his grandchildren to IHOP and school field trips. 

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Bland of Wabash; two children, Tara (Norman) Macias of Houston, Texas, and Todd (Christi) Bland of Wabash; four grandchildren, Hayley Bland and Joey Bland, both of Wabash, Zach (Shelby) Macias of Kerrville, Texas, and Derrick (Tara) Bland of Nashville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Leila Macias, Jaxen Macias, Abigayl Bland, and Deaton Bland; four step-children, Melissa Fritz of Wetherford, Texas, Cynthia Doenges of Fort Wayne, Michelle (Alan) Zintsmaster of Roann, and Rick Alexander of Kokomo; 15 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Terry Bland and sister, Betty Smith, both of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Troy Bland; and brother, Robbie Bland.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Todd Render officiating. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2020 Dec 08