David E. Blattner- Rochester
David Elmer Blattner, 83, of Rochester, MN, died peacefully Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at his residence just after a brief fight with esophageal most cancers.
Dave was born March 1, 1939, in Rochester, MN to Elmer and Dorothy Blattner. He attended school at Rochester Higher Faculty where he played basketball and coached youth soccer and baseball. He graduated in 1957.
Dave served in the United States Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma from November 1961 to November 1963.
He married Janet Courson in Rochester on January 29, 1965. They ended up married for 57 decades, just eleven days shy of their 58th wedding anniversary.
Dave’s initial job was at the Dairy Queen on North Broadway for LeRoy Spratte. Following his support in the U.S. Army, he began doing the job at Rochester Public Utilities the place he stayed until finally his retirement 38 several years afterwards. Right after retirement he labored the front desk at the Rochester Athletic Club for 20 decades.
Dave beloved paying time with his family, reading through, watching and enjoying golf, and capturing hoops. He liked watching his grandkids participate in sports as effectively as next superior college basketball. In 65 decades, Dave only missed 2 Minnesota State Substantial College basketball tournaments.
Even though not a single to brag, Dave’s most amazing talent was capturing totally free-throws where by he when drew a group at the Rochester Athletic Club when sinking 160 free of charge-throws in a row.
Dave and Jan ended up foster moms and dads in which they welcomed 42 youngsters into their household over a span of 10 years. Just after staying foster mothers and fathers, they served as coordinators and host mom and dad for Academic Foundations (E.F.) for above 35 yrs internet hosting young people from all all around the planet. They enjoyed touring to Spain, the Dominican Republic, Cancun, and wintered in Venice, Port Charlotte spots in Florida the very last number of many years.
Dave is survived by his spouse, Janet brother Charles of Rochester daughters, JoAnn Blattner (Willie Sheets), Cindy Fjelsted (Jon) and Catherine French (Todd) five grandchildren, Kayla (Fjelsted) Richart (Taylor), Tommy Fjelsted, Eryn Fjelsted, Andy French and Dana French. He is preceded in dying by his mothers and fathers and a sister, Diane Schultz.
A memorial gathering will be held from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home.
Memorials are prompt to Paws and Claws or Mayo Hospice.
On line condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
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