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Karl Blattner

Obituary for Karl Blattner

November 25, 1931 - January 24, 2020
Frederick, Pennsylvania | Age 88


Karl Blattner, age 88, passed away peacefully on Friday January 24, 2020 at his home in Fredrick Living, Frederick, PA. Born on November 25, 1931 in Norristown, Karl was the son of the late George and Edith (Ottinger) Blattner.

Karl was born and raised in East Norriton, PA. He was a 1949 graduate of A.D. Eisenhower High School. Upon graduating, Karl joined the United States Navy and served during the Korean War. He was employed by General Electric for over 30 years.

Married in 1954, Karl was the devoted husband to Joyce (Reber). He was a loving father to their children: Kenneth A. Blattner (Sally), Wendy A. Bodge (Gary Lipschutz) and David K. Blattner (Tracey) and a doting grandfather to Michelle, Jennifer, Melissa, Devin and Jessica. He was also blessed to have 3 great grandsons; Ethan, Parker and Clayton. He was the brother of the late George F. Blattner, Jr. (Elizabeth Emerson)

Karl enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing & hunting. He loved to travel and took many cruises with his wife at his side. In his leisure time, he watched NASCAR, Phillies baseball and golf. He also loved "collecting" cars; it was a well-known fact that he bought a new one and then traded it in before you could blink an eye!

Relatives and friends are invited to Karl's Life Celebration on Saturday February 8, 2020 at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike. Visitation begins at 10 am followed by a memorial service at 10:30 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Karl's memory can be made to Fredrick Living Resident Benevolent Care Fund at

To share your fondest memories of Karl, please visit, 610-277-7000.

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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