In Memory of Marvin Edgar Blume

Marvin Edgar Blume
Marvin Edgar Blume
Born: May 17, 1938
Died: February 16, 2014
Age: 75
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Marvin Edgar Blume
May 17, 1938 - February 16, 2014
From: Battle Creek, IA

Marvin E. Blume, age 75, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Committal Services will follow at the Mount Hope Cemetery, of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Reverend Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to  

Marvin Edgar Blume was born on May 17, 1938 to Edgar and Rosalie (Green) Blume. Marvin attended grade school in Charter Oak until moving out on the farm to help his grandfather. When he was old enough, Marvin enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed over sea’s in Germany for two years.

Upon arrival back to the states, Marvin met Ruth Jane Hedberg and the couple were married on February 13, 1960 in South Sioux City, Nebraska.  The couple made their home in Schleswig, Iowa, where Marvin trucked for Schleswig Trucking Transfer.

The couple moved to Omaha, Nebraska for a short time where Marvin took a job at an Omaha Grain Company. In 1963 the couple moved back to Battle Creek, Iowa and made their home. Marvin and Ruth were blessed with four sons, Harold, Carl, Keith, Kevin.

In his later years Marvin owned and operated Blume Fencing.  Marvin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also liked crafting and tinkering, traveling, and spend time outdoors fishing.

Left to cherish his memory are his four sons, Harold (Karen) Blume of Battle Creek, Iowa; Carl (Sharon) Blume of Schleswig, Iowa; Keith (Barb) Blume of Battle Creek, Iowa; and Kevin (Charity) Blume of Galva, Iowa; Twelve grandchildren, Michael Grimes, Donald Grimes, Rachel Pollard, Carl Blume Jr., Matthew Blume, Kayla Blume, Jennifer Jacobsen, Richard Schwery, Crystal Romero Cano, Andrew Blume, Ashley Blume, and Brent Blume; twenty-two great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Julie) Blume of Spencer, Iowa; and several other family members and friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Ruth.


10:30 AM, Thursday,
February 20, 2014
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Reverend Kevin J. Freese


Tom Wilson
Rich Schwery
Frank Collins
Bob "Bubba" Bottjen
Donny Grimes
Doug Durston

Honorary Pallbearers
Jessica Bleil
Molly Krayenhagen


6:00-8:00 PM at the
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home  
Ida Grove, Iowa


Mary Jo Watson, Pianist

Tanda Smith, Vocalst

"He Has Got The Whole
World In His Hands"


Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa

Military Rites By:
Maple Valley Post No. 364
Of The American Legion
Battle Creek, Iowa


Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM
“My sympathies to you all. Blessed be his memory.”
- Holland Thompson Michog
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:16 PM
“so sorry to hear about Marvin... He was a good guy and had a lot of friends... I'm sure he and Fred are having a good chat... It's hard to lose our loved ones... Keep him alive in your heart. Mareta V. ”
- Mareta Vermeys
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:28 PM
“Wayne and I so shocked and sorry to hear of Marvin's passing He was a friendly man who would stop and say Hello and just shoot the breeze RIP Marvin Our sympathy to Marvin's family God Bless”
- Wayne & Ina Mae Bliesmann
Monday, February 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM
“So Sorry to hear of Marvins Passing. Have great memories with him being out on the farm and tending to the animals and being able to go to the sale barn with him on saturday mornings. May he live on in memories and knowing that he is pain free now. He is with Ruth again and they are watching down on the family. YOu are in my prayers”
- Stephanie Peeso
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