Dennis Michael "Mike" Bledsoe

1954 - 2019

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D. Michael Bledsoe, 64, of Findlay passed away at the Bridge Hospice Care Center on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He was born on August 30, 1954 to the late John and Helen (Miller) Bledsoe. He married Leah (Schmitz) Brown on February 22, 2017 and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters: Kimberly Bledsoe of VA, Lindsay (Robert "Romeo") Paul, and Danielle Bledsoe, both of Findlay; step-daughters: Brandy Wilson of Rawson, and Ashley (Joseph) Ellis of Findlay; step-son, Robert Lawarre of Findlay; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter (on the way); several nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda (Richard) Anderson. He was a 1973 graduate of Findlay High School and was employed by Alvada Construction (ACI) for the last 15 years. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Leonard Roessler officiating, at Mike's request please attend in NFL gear (preferably the Cleveland Browns). Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-8:00 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service (10-11:00 a.m.) on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Armes Cancer Center, Cancer Patient Service or Empowered Church (all of Findlay), and online condolences can be shared by visiting

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  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, February 5th 2019 12:00-2:00 PM & 4:00-8:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 6th 2019 10:00-11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, February 6th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Danielle
Date :Sunday, February 3rd 2019
From : Charlie and Carol Breitigam
You have our sympathy on the loss of your dad.

To : Mike's Family
Date :Monday, February 4th 2019
From : Dave Darlene Farabaugh
Deepest sympathy in the loss of Mike. We were best friends from 10yrs old. We will always have a special place in our hearts for Mike. Many hugs and prayers to you all. He will be greatly missed.

To : Danielle and your Mom
Date :Monday, February 4th 2019
From : Candy Schilling Walker Roach Grandma
My deepest sympathy for your loss.

To : Bledsoe Family
Date :Tuesday, February 5th 2019
From : Emily M
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs.


To : Bledsoe Family
Date :Wednesday, February 6th 2019
From : Teresa Smith
My deepest condolences on the loss of this great man. I knew him from when he first started drywall. He did many jobs for my father. May you be comforted in knowing he was a great man.
Hugs and prayers 🙏🏻