January 9, 1918 - October 9, 2006
Sister Claretta Blattner, PHJC passed away on October 9, 2006 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Rose Blattner to Joseph and Theophila Blattner on January 9, 1918 in Topeka, Kansas. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1938.
For 43 years, Sister Claretta taught grades one through eight in schools in Indiana and Illinois. In 1981 her focus changed to the elderly where she continued to minister until she retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1994.
May she rest in peace!
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.