George J. Blum, age 80, of Stewart, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at his home.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 13, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, with interment at a later date in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
George John Blum was born on June 20, 1942, in the family home south of Stewart, Minnesota. He was the son of Oscar and Lillian (Pagel) Blum. George was baptized as an infant, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. He received his education in Stewart.
On September 25, 1971, George was united in marriage to Joanne Schlumpberger in Litchfield, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with three children, Jennifer, Angela, and infant son. George and Joanne resided in Stewart. They shared six years of marriage before the passing of Joanne in 1977.
George was employed with Hahn Implement in Winthrop, Minnesota, and later with D & D Stark in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. He retired in 2009. George was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando Township, Minnesota.
George enjoyed training horses, watching the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves and the Lynx. He also liked country western music, driving the country roads, and going to his grandchildren’s activities. George especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
George passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at his home, at the age of 80 years.
Blessed be his memory.
George is survived by his:
Daughters, Jennifer Kirchoff and her husband, Philip of Glencoe, MN,
Angela Blum of Brownton, MN;
Grandchildren, Marz, Lily, Trevor Kirchoff, and Josalee Blum;
Significant Other, Judy Mueller of Stewart, MN;
Sisters, Darlene Homburg of Lonsdale, MN,
Donna Meyer of Detroit Lakes, MN;
Brothers, James Blum and his wife, Silvana of Montgomery, MN,
Gary Blum of Olivia, MN,
David Blum and his wife, Rebecca of Le Center, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
George is preceded in death by his Parents, Oscar and Lillian Blum; Wife, Joanne Blum; Infant Son; Brothers-in-law, Otto “Bud” Homburg and Douglas Meyer.