Mary R. Blatti
November 19, 1920 ~ September 26, 2010
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.