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Mike Blattel

Monday, November 10, 2003

NEW HAMBURG - Mike Blattel, 85, died at 11 a.m. Nov. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born Oct. 15, 1918, in New Hamburg, son of the late Antone and Regina Diebold Blattel, he was a retired self-employed farmer. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in New Hamburg.

On Nov. 26, 1944, he married Mary Ann Schulte who preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 1995.

Also preceding him in death were one daughter, Doris Diebold; two brothers, Edward Blattel and Zeno Blattel; and one sister, Louise Westrich.

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

Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where parish prayers will be said at 6 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with the Rev. James Seyer officiating.

Burial will follow in the St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Joe Westrich, James Westrich, Adolf Westrich, Theodore Westrich, Earl Blattel and Charles Westrich.