Tiffany was born Aug. 9, 1978, in Le Mars, the daughter of Wendell and Becki (Swenson) Blau. She graduated from Le Mars Community High School in May 1997. She then continued her education at Iowa State University in Ames, graduating in December 2001 with majors in psychology and sociology. She was pursuing a career in social work.
Tiffany was a very loving and vibrant person who radiated an abundance of zest for life. She was a loving and devoted mother who cherished every moment with her daughter. She will be remembered for her quick smile and gentle heart. She will be deeply missed by a multitude of friends and family.
She leaves behind her four-month-old daughter, Alexis Mariah; her significant other, Joshua Pickrell of Ames; her maternal grandmother, Lois Swenson of Stewartville, Minn.; her brother, Jason Blau and his family, Julie Munson and Tristan Blau of Sioux City; her father, Wendell Blau of Le Mars; her mother, Becki Blau of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her lifelong friend, Alanna Holtz of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bernard and Ann Blau and her maternal grandfather, Paul Swenson.
Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will also be held Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bolin Funeral Home in George, with burial at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery of George. The Rev. Rick Johnson will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bolin Funeral Service in George.