Mary R. Blatti

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Mary R. Blatti, age 89, of New Hampton, Iowa died on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Mary Ruth McNally was born on November 19, 1920, to Lewis and Clara (Mork) McNally on the family farm near Luana, Iowa, the eldest of eleven children. She was baptized and confirmed at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa. Mary attended and graduated from Postville High School in Postville, Iowa. Mary was a rural school teacher in New Hampton Township when she met and fell in love with Alindo Lindy Blatti. The couple was united as one on June 5, 1943, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder. The couple made their home on a farm east of New Hampton where they enjoyed 40 years of marriage until Alindos death on December 2, 1983. Mary was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. She stayed very active with teaching Sunday school, Bible school, and Ladies Aid Society. Mary was a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She loved her flower gardens and her home on the farm. More than anything, she treasured times with Lindy and her family. Mary is survived by her children, Bruce (Dana) Blatti of Rochester, Minnesota, Aaron (Janet) Blatti of New Hampton, Marilyn (Robert) Gibbons of Ames, Iowa, and Sharon (Robert) Gray of Clive, Iowa; ten grandchildren, Lisa Amundson, Brian (Shannon) Blatti, Laura (Joe) Vogel, Melissa (Scott) Keen, Stephanie (Jim) TeKippe, Eric (Tammy) Hawbaker, Todd (Sarah) Hawbaker, Kristina (Phillip) Greenfield, Megan Walker, and Dawn (Eric) Strelow; nineteen great-grandchildren, Sam, Emma, Averie, Jacob, Anna, Carson, Evan, Madison, Nicholas, Morgan, Kaitlyn, Mary, Elizabeth, William, Alyssa, Walker, Tagg, Clay, and Alec; one brother, Ronald McNally of Burke, Virginia; five sisters, Lucille Cochrane of West Union, Iowa, Delores Varty of Clear Lake, Iowa, Betty Searls of Ames, Iowa, Patricia Smith of Elgin, Iowa, and Sandra (John) Cutler of Ankeny, Iowa; three brothers-in-law, Donald Nylund of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Robert Rude of Onalaska, Wisconsin; one sister-in-law, Wanda McNally; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alindo; her parents; two brothers, Wayne and Robert McNally; two sisters Virginia, and Shirley; four brothers-in-law, Richard Spike Searls, Hugh Varty, James Cochrane, and Paul Smith; one sister-in-law, Sarah McNally; and two nephews, Rand McNally, and Jonathan Cutler. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Mary's family. Cemetery: Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, from 4-7pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Service: Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. Bruce, Aaron, Marilyn, Sharon, and your families. With much love and many beautiful memories we shall continue to cherish Mary, and the privilege of having known her. Wayne was blest in having had her as his school teacher; and the friendship from back then has never been lost, changed only in growing even better and stronger through the years. She was a delight to have as a neighbor as well as such a special friend. She will be sorely missed.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to her entire family, and we ask God’s blessings on each of you.
    Sent in Christian love, Wayne and Nadine Schumacher

  2. Bruce, Marilyn, Aaron and Sharon and families. Your mother will be missed. I will always remember her with great fondness. God’s peace be with all of you. Carol

  3. Sharon and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. May you find comfort in remembering the fond memories of your mom. Wish we could be there with you at this time.

    Our Love,
    John & JoAnne

  4. Sharon, Aaron and families,
    I always enjoyed visiting with your mom at Marge’s salon. Our prayers are with you all in this sad time, hold on to the many special memories.
    Carol Ameling and LaVerne Milbrandt

  5. So very sorry in hearing of Mary’s passing. We have many happy memories of Mary & Lindy and we send blessings on her entire family.

    Rich & Becky

  6. We want to extend our sympathy to all of you in the loss of Mary. We enjoyed your mom so much and I really missed doing her hair when I quit the shop. I felt like I knew all of you so well as she spoke so highly of you. I am so happy that I stopped by for just a few minutes this summer to say hi before I headed back to North Carolina. So sorry I can not be there in person but know that my prayers will be with you and Howard will be there in person. God be with you all

  7. I will miss meeting Mary in New Hampton when we would meet by chance and have an impromptu little visit. Mary was always my friend and I enjoyed talking with her. Each of you has my deepest sympathy for her loss.

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