James Oscar Blattner Sr. of Oak Park, 78, died on July 9, 2021. Born on Nov. 3, 1942, he was a man who had many adventures in his life and he loved giving his time to family, friends and Hines VA Hospital. He 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.

James was the father of Cathleen Knobbe, Carol Anne (Marty) Bozarth, Jimmy (Doreen) Blattner, and the late Sheila (Agnes Grocholska) Blattner; grandpa of Christopher (Sarah), Caitlyn (Gina), Quinn, Emmi and Isabella; great-grandpa of Colton; brother of Bob Blattner, John (Kathy) Blattner, and the late Barbara Garvey; and the uncle of many. 

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 were handled by Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home. 

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