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Eleanor A. Blattner

Eleanor A. Blattner

Eleanor A. Blattner, age 93 of Eau Claire, formerly of Rock Falls, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home in Eau Claire.

Eleanor was born on January 29, 1924 in Bellechester, MN. She was the daughter of Anton and Pearl (Arendt) Hart. Her family moved to the Lake City, MN area where she attended school. Later Eleanor married Floyd Blattner on January 28, 1956 in Lake City. They moved to Cornell in 1962 and then to Rock Falls in 1964, where they raised their family. Eleanor has been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rock Falls for over 50 years. In 1996, Eleanor moved to Eau Claire to be closer to family, where she remained the rest of her life.

Eleanor enjoyed embroidering and playing cards. Most of all, Eleanor loved spending time visiting with family and friends.

Eleanor is survived by her children; Julie Jacobson of Altoona, Craig (Becki) of Cleghorn, three grandchildren; Peter (Chris) Rath, Pam (Jeff) Vollhaber and Andrew (Special Friend, Makayla Brixen) Blattner, four great grandchildren; Michael, Ashley, Mitchell and Radaline, two great great grandchildren; Henry and Daniel, one brother; Martin “Peter” (Rose) Hart of Lake City, MN, son-in-law; Jake Jacobson of Eau Claire, one brother-in-law; Robert Tri Sr. of Zumbrota, MN, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Floyd, one son; Jerry Blattner, one daughter; Pat Rath and two sisters; Laverna Tri and Irene Tri.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Thursday, November 16, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rock Falls with Rev. Joseph C. Nakwah officiating. Burial will be church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Eleanor’s name to St. Francis Food Pantry, 1221 Truax Blvd, Eau Claire, WI 54703.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Evonne Lehnartz

    I could not have been blessed with a more wonderful Godmother, always caring and we shared a lot of laughs. I will miss her dearly.

  2. Carol Swenson Bleizeffer

    Eleanor and Pearl were a constant and loving part of our childhood at Hotel Lyon. Maxine and I have wonderful memories of them.
    May they both rest in Jesus' arms.

  3. sue chamberlain

    Julie and Jake: My sympathy to both of you. Eleanor was a lovely lady, and my mom and her were the best of friends. Such good neighbors and friends. Eleanor always was happy and pleasant, and fun to be around. She will be missed, for sure.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    (Daughter of Evelyn Arentz)

  4. Nancy Kersten

    I'm so sorry to hear that Eleanor has passed away. I delivered meals on wheels to her every Wednesday. I always looked forward to seeing Eleanor and visiting with her. She was always so nice and interested in everything. I loved to see what dish towel she was working on. The last few weeks she said she had a cold but was getting better and I thought she looked good. I'm glad to hear she passed away peacefully. She was a good person and I will miss her every Wednesday when I deliver meals on wheels.

  5. Tom Hoel

    To Julie and Craig and families,
    I remember your mom back when they lived in the town of Cleveland. Craig was born while they lived there. She was a very nice lady and always was nice to everyone in the neighborhood. My sympathies are with all of you.

  6. Frank Manas

    I've been delivering a lunch meal to Eleanor on my Meals On Wheels route once a month now for several years. Eleanor always had a smile on her face when I stopped by, busy working on one of her embroidery projects and had a kind word to share. I will miss her. My sympathies to her family & friends.

  7. Amy Barneson

    Julie and Becki, so sorry for your loss!

  8. Lori Stolpa

    Julie, Craig and family so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you

  9. Vern and Colleen Reilly

    We always looked forward to seeing Eleanor on our meal delivery route. Her smile and pleasant personality was uplifting. She will be missed. God bless you Eleanor.

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