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Memorial Service

Kolmer Memorial Cemetery
Saturday August 26th, 2017

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Robert F. Blattner

Robert F.  Blattner, of Waterloo, IL formerly of Granite City, IL, born on January 14, 1925, died August 15, 2017 in Waterloo, IL with his family by his side.

He is survived by his children, Robert (Kathy) Blattner Jr, Barbara (Jon) Sloan, Dr. John (Kathy) Blattner, and Paul (Jahnne Kae) Blattner; grandchildren Shawn Ard, Brooke Blattner, Ryan (Lauren) Ard, Lisa (Chris) Uribe, Angela Blattner, Michael Blattner, Ashley (Trey) Burris, Sarah (Mike) Utz and John Blattner Jr; great grandchildren Allyson, Claire and Macy Ard, Carson Uribe, Lily Burris, Hank and Colt Utz.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Erma (nee Zentgraf) Blattner, his parents, John and Anna (nee Weber) Blattner, three brothers Matt, John and Joe Blattner and three sisters Barbara Robb, Anna Kattenbraker and Elizabeth Sagartz.

Robert was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waterloo, IL, a member of the American Legion and an officer in the U.S. Navy in WWII. He was a retired teacher having taught school in Granite City and Venice, IL for 33 years.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 522 S Church Street, Waterloo, IL 62298

There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 26, 2017
at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL.
Graveside burial will be private.


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Thank you for your kind words. My parents touched so many people with their kindness. It was nice to read this during the holiday season. Thank you.

Paul Nov 28 2017 12:00 AM

I didn't know Mr. Blattner had passed away until very recently. I met the family members while in church, Concordia Lutheran in Granite City. . Then, entering high school at Venice, Bob was my algebra teacher. We often gathered together with other Lutherans in the town for family dinners and such. Those were great days. I can still visualize the house they lived in. I always thought highly of the Blattner family and Irma and Bob were always kind to me. They represented the best of our faith.

Donn Hornberger Nov 23 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you!

Paul Aug 28 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks Ken!

Paul Aug 28 2017 12:00 AM

Mr Blattner will be missed, our sympathy to the family , He was my Best 8th grade teacher .

edward johnisee Aug 25 2017 12:00 AM

Cousin's Bob, Barbara, John & Paul,
So sorry to here about your father, please accept my most sincere and heartfelt condolences. When last I spoke to my sister Diane in Colorado she told me that she and John won't be able to make the memorial service. I'm not sure if I can make the service but I plan to try. At any rate, my sister and I plan to pay our respects to your father at Jefferson Barracks next time she's in the area. Again, my sympathies for your loss.

Ken Blattner Aug 24 2017 12:00 AM

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I remember having a nice visit with Mr. Blattner a year ago at the Venice reunion. He was my all time favorite teacher and got me interested in Math. Willy Stover

Willy Stover Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

My algebra teacher in my freshman year of high school. He was a terrific fellow, kind and helpful. My mom and dad were good friends with Bob and Erma. We were all Lutheran and the faith kept us friends.

Donn Hornberger Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Mr. Blattner was the Very best teacher. He had a way of making you love each subject. He took an interest in who you were as a person, made you feel special. Know that he is never far away, that breath of fresh air, the silent brush up against you, each drop of rain, he is right there close by.

Clark and Cindy Ray Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

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