Kathi Dianne Blankenberg | 1985 - 2020 | Obituary
June 06, 1985 - June 22, 2020
Blankenberg – Kathi Dianne Blankenberg, age 35, of Jacksonville, Florida left this world to be with the Lord on June 22, 2020. Kathi was born in Orange Park, FL to Mark A. Collins and Sherri Lynne Killen on June 6, 1985. She was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin before moving back to Jacksonville at the age of 15. In 2003, she graduated from Wolfson High School. Kathi had a truly adventurous spirit, and she loved to plan getaways to visit friends and check out different local beaches. She loved the beach, the ocean, and the sun. She was an animal lover who enjoyed hanging out with her friends, trying new and authentic foods, and going to concerts. She liked to listen to music ranging from ‘60s rock and roll to today’s modern hits. Most of all, Kathi loved her family, and being a mom to her twin daughters, Alana and Eliza. She will be dearly missed. Kathi is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Shelby Jean Martin Killen.
Kathi is survived by her mother, Sherri Lynne Killen of Jacksonville, FL; her father, Mark A. Collins of Jacksonville, FL; her twin daughters, Alana and Eliza; her brother, Joshua G. Blankenberg of Appleton, WI; her sisters, Kelli Jeanne (Justin) Blankenberg-Henry of Jacksonville Beach, FL and Jennifer (Rodney) Dilmore of St. Johns, FL; brothers, Blake Collins of Jacksonville, FL, Ryan Collins of Jacksonville, FL; her maternal grandfather, Milburn Kerry (Marleen) Killen of Lake Placid, FL; her uncle, Kerry Alan Killen of Fernandina Beach, FL; her aunt, Kimberley Diane King of Valdosta, GA; her nephews, Christian, Garrett, and Jake; her niece, Shelby; her great aunt, Shelby Leftwich of Lake Placid, FL; and her cousins.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Nassau Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Allstate Foundation “Purple Purse” Project or to Hubbard House, Inc. The arrangements are under the care and direction of Nassau Funeral Home, 541720 US-1, Callahan, Florida 32011. 904-879-1770. Visit www.nassaufh.com to sign the family’s guest book.