Michael Blum, Sr.

Michael E Blum, Sr. (Blum)

Monday, March 6th, 1950 - Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Michael E. Blum Sr., 69, of Dubuque passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be 11 am, Tuesday, December 10 at Summit Congregational Church U.C.C., Rev. Ms. Karen Candee will officiate. Military honors will be conducted immediately following services by the American Legion, Post 6. A visitation will be held from 2-7 pm, Monday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Road, where sharing of memories will begin at 6:30 pm. A visitation will also be held from 10-10:45 am., Tuesday at the Church.
Michael was born on March 6, 1950 the son of Rexford and Mary Theresa “Terri” (Murphy) Blum. Growing up his mom was his world and he and his sister, Carol were joined at the hip.
Mike married Esther Miller on April 6, 1974 at Faith United Methodist Church in Dubuque.
Mike served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was stationed on the USS Carpenter and the USS Knox.
Mike began working at Interstate Power Company, which later became Alliant Power Plant, for over 38 years. He retired as Operation Supervisor in 2012.
Mike’s pride and joy were his grandkids. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Christmas was his favorite time of the year.
Mike had a passion for walleye fishing and hunting. He shared his passions with his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of his fishing boat.
He is survived by his wife, Esther; children, Brian Blum and Michael (Shawna) Blum; 4 grandchildren, Brittany, Cody (fiancé, Emilie), Layla and Aiden; 1 great- grandson, all of Dubuque; his dogson, Gizmo; grandpuppies; sister, Carol (Al) Scolf, of Milwaukee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Deb (Greg) Kramer, Edwin Miller, both of Waterloo, IA and Cindy (Phil) Cook, of Dubuque; aunt, Ruth Hunt, of Michigan; uncle, Pete Blum, of Lancaster, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joel; sister, Nancy Pope; parents; and several aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers the family request plants.
A Michael Blum Memorial Fund has been established where donations will be given to cancer research.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mark Hermann and his nursing staff, Tony Heiar, ARNP, Dr. Brian Link in the oncology department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and to Joan and Jim Wehrspann for the many trips to and from Iowa City.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address Not Available
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
    Summit Congregational Church United Church of Christ
    2885 John F. Kennedy Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA 52002
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Summit Congregational Church United Church of Christ
    2885 John F. Kennedy Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA 52002
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Susan Schwartz

Posted at 06:50am
For a special friend, great father and grandfather!! God truly has a special angel now!!
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Gary/Nancy Strohmeyer

Posted at 09:57am
Brian, Family, and Layla,

Nancy and I wish to express our sympathy at the loss of your father and grandfather. A life well spent nuturing family by acts and deeds. Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers in this time of need.

Gary/Nancy Strohmeyer

Dale Kleinschrodt

Posted at 05:11pm
Hi Mickey it's your LiL Buddy Chipper (Dale Kleinschrodt) When we last seen each other in April this year a hand shake we both said no and a very heartfelt hug we had. Over the years working together you took me under your wing and taught me so much. Away from work we did a lot of fishing and hunting and enjoyed life. As co worker I could not ask for anyone better to learn from. As a friend WOW super great is all I can say. I have a Sad Joy in my heart. Sad that you are no longer with us and a Joy of having you in my life. I will cherish my memory of our times together.
Esther my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Angie Iuzzolino

Posted at 03:31am
I am very sorry for your loss and it is with deep regret that I could not be with you to say goodbye.
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