SCOTT CITY - Albert Windel Blattel, 79, died March 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home.
He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Ancell, to Leo S. Blattel and Anna C. Schoen Blattel.
Albert graduated from Fornfelt High School in 1943 and received a business administration degree from Southeast Missouri State College in 1949. He was an accountant for Bucher and Associates in Sikeston for many years.
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was a life member and past commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and of American Legion Post 1000. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council 6420, where he helped in many different jobs and was bingo chairman for many years.
He was a lifelong member of St. Augustine Catholic Church at Kelso and a longtime volunteer at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Adele Blattel of Ariel, Penn.; nephews and nieces, Charles W. and Brenda Blattel of Scott City, Hope (Blattel) Elliott of Granby, James H. and Gloria (Blattel) Arnold of Scott City, Fred and Jean (Blattel) Farris of Chaffee and Faye Blattel of The Woodlands, Texas; and 16 great-nephews and nieces; 13 great-great-nephews and nieces; and one great-great-great- nephew as well as many cousins and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Gilbert J. Blattel, William C. Blattel, Dewane Blattel, Arnold Blattel and Leo S. Blattel Jr. One nephew, Darrol G. Blattel, also preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City where parish prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus service to follow.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Cemetery at Kelso with full military honors.
Albert was a very caring, gentle person who will be missed by everyone who knew him.