Jane M. Blatti, 78, Mantorville
Jane M. Blatti, age 78, passed away at home on Aug. 8, 2020. Jane was born Feb. 27, 1942 to Harold and Peg Kirkwood at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. When she was four years old, her family moved to Kasson where her dad eventually started the Culligan business. She graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1960.
In 1962, Jane married Stanley Blatti. During their marriage, they lived in several U.S. locations and had three sons before settling back in the Kasson-Mantorville area. Jane earned her LPN from Saint Marys Hospital in 1989. She worked at Samaritan Bethany for four years and then nursed at Assisi Heights for 20 years before retiring in 2017. Jane really enjoyed working with her nursing co-workers and the Sisters of St. Francis.
Jane is survived by her three sons and three grandsons: Todd of Tempe, Ariz. (sons Austin and Luke), Stephen of Mankato (son Tyler), and Kirk of Mantorville. She is also survived by, and spent many years with, her special friend, Keith Dunford, of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Peg Kirkwood, and her brother, Kenneth. Her joys included planting flowers in springtime, walking in the Mantorville park, spending time with family and friends and watching the Minnesota Twins.
Her wish is for everyone to enjoy life! A family memorial will be held at a later time.