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Steven L. Blakely 1964-2018

Steven L. Blakely, 53, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.  He was born to David and Marilyn Neet Blakely on Dec. 22, 1964. 

He married Kimberly Edwards in Zimbabwe, Africa, on July 7, 1998. They have three sons, Tom (17), John (15) and Henry (12).

Steven graduated from North High School, Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1983. He was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity while attending DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Steven graduated in 1987 with high honors. He also attended the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Steven earned his law degree in 1990 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Steven was admitted to practice law in Illinois and Indiana.

Steven was a partner at Acton & Snyder, LLP, Danville, Illinois, and was an active member of numerous federal and state courts in Indiana, Illinois, and Arkansas, as well as the United States Supreme Court. 

He was interested in history, especially American presidents. He was well-traveled, having visited most of the world continents. Steven enjoyed spending time with his boys, whether watching television programs on history, fishing, or watching their sporting events. He found time in his busy schedule to attend weekend hockey games for all three boys. Steven was always ready with an anecdote about Tom’s hat-tricks, John’s tackles and Henry’s RBIs. And, he was quick to tell a tale about Leroy’s escapades in the country.

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Member Comments (1)

I am sorry to read of Steven's death.  I knew him fairly well over the last 30 years.  His sense of humor was always present and he was an able advocate.  My condolences to his family.

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