Thomas John Bleisch

Jan. 7, 1966 – March 8, 2022

Thomas John Bleisch, 56, of Noblesville, passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, on March 8, 2022 after a 2-year battle with brain cancer.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1966 to Charles and Marilyn (Conrad) Bleisch in Lansing, Mich.

Mr. Bleisch married the love of his life, Annette (Powers) in 1991 after meeting at Michigan State University. They went on to have three children: Joshua Thomas, Zachary Charles and Samuel Powers, along with two daughters-in-law, Morgan Raters and Hallie Nolan. Mr. Bleisch used his degrees in Chemistry from Michigan State and Ohio State during his 30-year career at Eli Lilly as a medicinal chemist, where his research impacted countless lives.

Mr. Bleisch’s family meant more to him than anything else in the world. He was unendingly proud of Josh, Zach, and Sam and supported them unconditionally. He loved cheering them on at swim meets and driveway “Bleischsketball” games. The boys spent countless weekends together, camping and backpacking in wild places through Boy Scouts of America. Their most memorable trips included Isle Royale, Philmont Scout Ranch, and Machu Picchu. Mr. Bleisch shared his love of Michigan State sports with his entire family and loved cheering on the Spartans during football and basketball season.

Anyone who knew Mr. Bleisch knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for. He was kind, inclusive, hilarious, and faithful. In his free time, he volunteered with the Our Lady of Grace Youth Ministry and served as Scoutmaster for Troop 101. He touched so many lives and we will miss him endlessly.

Survivors include his parents, Marilyn and Charles Bleisch; wife, Annette; sons Joshua, Zachary and Samuel; daughters-in-law Morgan Raters and Hallie Nolan; brother, Michael (Penny) Bleisch; sister, Kristie (Will) Grindey; Godsons Manuel and Elias Macias; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled to be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Rosary scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., on Mon., March 14, 2022 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 East 191st Street, in Noblesville. Mass is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. on Tue., March 15, 2022 at the church.

The family asks that donations be made in Mr. Bleisch’s name to Bethlehem Farm, 572 Bethlehem Farm Lane, Alderson, W. Va., 24910 ( and Our Lady of Grace Youth Ministry Scholarship Fund, 9900 East 191st Street, Noblesville, Ind. 46060 ( Condolences can be made online at