Frances Blum


Frances M. Blum, 73, passed away Monday, July 29, at her residence, surrounded by her family. 

She was born May 14, 1940 the daughter of Edward and Frances (Crubel) Weber. Frannie graduated from Bloomington High School in 1958. She was united into marriage to James J. Blum on May 27, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. Together they farmed hand in hand on the Blum Family farm in Glen Haven Township. Frannie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven, its altar society and served on the parish council. She was very devoted to her family. Frannie loved to play cards, cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers, and the fun of having family and friends around her house.

Surviving is her husband Jim; children, Brenda (James) Dean, Laurie (Mo) Vogt, Carol (Bruce) Adrian, Carl (Kerry) Blum and Andy (Amanda Krie) Blum; Granny Frannie’s ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Lulu Mae Vogt, Germaine Mumm, Margaret Breuer, Mary Ann Harter; a brother Gerald (Valerie) Weber, a brother-in-law, Jim (Norma Starrett) Ley; a sister-in-law Mary Weber and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Catherine “Kate” Ley, Bernice in infancy; brothers Edward and Virgil (Connie) Weber; great granddaughter Chloe Vogt and brothers-in-law Edward Vogt, Vincent Mumm, Burnell Breuer and Robert Harter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, August 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Fr. John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Friends may call on Thursday, August 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. The Martin Funeral Home and Cremations Service of Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences: www.martinschwartzfunerqal

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