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Blum, Marie Amelia (Heese) (1926 - 2024)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 4/22/2024 at 16:29:37

Name of deceased: Marie Amelia Blum (nee Heese)

Aged: 97 yrs, 10 mo, 24 days

Residence: Earling, IA

Born: May 23, 1926; rural Earling, Shelby County, IA

Died: April 16, 2024; Elm Crest Assisted Living, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, April 19, 2024; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Earling, IA; burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Earling, IA

Survived by: Children, Nancy Gaul of Harlan, IA, Steve (spouse, Marcia) Blum of Omaha, NE, Phil (spouse, Janet) Blum of Earling, IA, Jeff (spouse, Judi) Blum of Ames, IA, and Pat (spouse, Denise) Blum of Freeport, IL; daughter-in-law, Betty Blum of Ankeny, IA; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Leona Sondag of Portsmouth, IA; sister-in-law, Mary Heese of Earling, IA; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Frank J. and Estella (nee Weiland) Heese; husband, Zeno; son, Darrell; grandson, Todd; siblings, Margaret Book, Estella Rannells, Theresa Swanson, Francis Heese and Joseph Heese; infant sister, Madonna Heese

Education: Attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Class of 1944

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earling, IA; she remained a lifelong member; member of Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar Society

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Zeno Blum; Oct. 17, 1945; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earling, IA

Employment: Farmer’s wife; later worked at the Earling Café for a while

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed keeping up her flower and vegetable gardens and canning the produce; member, Quilting Club; enjoyed playing Bunco Club; volunteered at many community events with the Earling Picnic and Town Team Basketball Tournaments being her favorites; enjoyed cooking and baking, needle point, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and crafting. Mostly, she loved spending time with her family.

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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