KATHLEEN (SHAW) BLITZBLAU | 1947 - 2014 | Obituary

KATHLEEN  (SHAW) BLITZBLAU  
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KATHLEEN (SHAW) BLITZBLAU

Born: March 28, 1947
Died: January 06, 2014

Kathleen (Shaw) Blitzblau, formerly of DeKalb, Illinois, passed away January 6, 2014, at OSF St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford. She had been suffering from back surgeries.


Kathleen was born on March 28, 1947, in Champaign, to parents Mary and Paul Shaw. They moved to DeKalb and lived there many years. Both parents have predeceased her.

Kathleen graduated from DeKalb High School in 1965. She attended Kendall College in Evanston. Later she received a Bachelor of Science in education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She taught special education for 30 years.

On April 1, 1967, she married William Blitzblau of DeKalb and they had three children, Rebecca, Matthew and Benjamin, all born at the Glidden Hospital in DeKalb.

She is survived by William, granddaughter, Hailey, and sons, Matthew and Benjamin Blitzblau, all of Rockford; sister, Fanchion "Fancy," and brother, Frank, of Berwyn; and several nieces and nephews.

William and Kathleen's daughter, Rebecca, passed away Oct. 16, 1970, and her brother-in-law, David Blitzblau, March 18, 2013.

A memorial service for Kathleen will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 18, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb. The Rev. Dr. Blake Richter from Westminster Presbyterian Church of DeKalb will officiate and conduct services for Kathleen. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

Memorials can be given toward special education or wherever else one desires.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.

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