Obit: Blume, Henry A. (1914 – 1971)


Surnames: Blume, Purgett, Osolkowski, Bittner

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 4 Nov 1971

Blume, Henry A. (7 JAN 1914 – 27 OCT 1971)

Henry A. Blume, a resident of route 2, Owen (Clark Co., Wis., died of a heart ailment, with death coming at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1971, at Memorial Hospital, Medford.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville, with the Rev. James Harte, pastor, officiating. Burial was made at St. Mary's Cemetery in the Town of Holway, with military rites being conducted by the Van Huizen-Fritz American Legion Post of Owen.

The Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home, Owen, was in charge of funeral arrangements, where a general rosary was recited Friday eveing.

Mr. Blume was born January 7, 1914, in Marathon County, and received his education there. He came to the town of Holway with his parents, and was married December 27, 1948, in Stetsonville, to Inez Hamm, who preceded him in death June 26, 1970.

The couple farmed in the town of Holway for many years, and he had been employed at the Cover Hill Cheese Factory for several years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving from February 1942 to February 1946, in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Blume, serving with the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California; and Vincent Blume, route 2, Owen; a daughter, JoAnne Blume, at home; five brothers, Leander and Alfred Blume, Curtiss; Art Blume, Halder, and Leo and David Blume, Alaska; and three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Katherine) Purgett, Germantown; Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Osolkowski, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Robert (Magdalene) Bittner, in the state of Oregon. 



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