James Oscar Blattner, Sr. of Oak Park, age 78. Loving father of Cathleen Knobbe, Carol Anne (Marty) Bozarth, Jimmy (Doreen) Blattner and the late Sheila (Agnes Grocholska) Blattner; proud grandpa of Christopher (Sarah), Caitlyn (Gina), Quinn, Emmi and Isabella; great-grandpa of Colton; dear brother of Bob Blattner, John (Kathy) Blattner and the late Barbara Garvey; fond uncle of many. James was a man who had many adventures in his life and he loved giving his time to family, friends and Hines VA Hospital. James was an entrepreneurial spirit when it came to business. He loved his children and spoiled each of them in a unique way. He left a large footprint in this world and will be greatly missed. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, Donations would be appreciated to the Education Fund for Isabella Grant, James' granddaughter. (Make checks payable to Tom Dwyer and mail to Thomas J. Dwyer & Associates, 400 Lathrop Ave., River Forest, IL 60305). Arrangements entrusted to Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home. For funeral info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L.
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Published by PL-West on Jul. 22, 2021.