Joseph was born on April 11, 1951 to Harold and Mary (Corrigan) Blattner in St. Cloud. He grew up and went to school in Sauk Rapids.
He was employed by D.H. Blattner and Sons and the City of Princeton. Joseph married Mary Ritter on February 3, 1978. Together they had three daughters. He enjoyed nature and outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Mary; daughters Christina (Nick) Pangerl, Rebecca Blattner and Joanna Blattner; mother Mary M. Blattner; sisters Suzanne (Richard) Vouk, Caroline (Brad) Tesmer, Ginger (Randy) Hoffman and Judy (Lowell) Johnson; granddaughter Sienna Pangerl and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by father Harold Blattner.
Services were held on Friday July 27 at The Church of Christ our Light.