Kathleen M. Blackburn

WISCONSIN DELLS – Kathleen M. Blackburn, age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Wisconsin Dells Health Services in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Kathleen was born on October 26, 1935, in Portage, Wisconsin, the daughter of Dennis and Hazel (Simerson) McCarthy. She married Alvin J. Blackburn and together they ran KB Daycare in the Wisconsin Dells area for 10 years during the 1990s. Kathleen loved spending time with her granddaughters.

She is survived by her son, Andrew (Karen) Blackburn and their daughters, Allison and Breeanna Blackburn, of Alleman, Iowa; sister, Rosemary Stevens of Baraboo; many nieces, nephews and friends. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; and son, Donald.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage with Deacon Tom Hale presiding. Burial will follow in Pacific Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on June 22 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wisconsin Dells Health Services for their care and support.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)