Mike Blattel

Monday, November 10, 2003

NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Mike Blattel, 85, of New Hamburg died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau.

He was born Oct. 15, 1918, at New Hamburg, son of Antone and Regina Diebold Blattel. He and Mary Ann Schulte were married Nov. 26, 1944. She died on Nov. 2, 1995.

Blattel was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in New Hamburg.

Survivors include one son, Tom Blattel of New Hamburg; three grandsons, Brandon and Jacob Blattel of New Hamburg and Brian Blattel of Okinawa, Japan; and two sisters, Blandine Westrich of New Hamburg and Cyrilla Davis of St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Diebold; two brothers, Edward and Zeno Blattel; and one sister, Louise Westrich.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee. Parish prayers will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg. The Rev. James Seyer will officiate, with burial in the St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in New Hamburg.