Dr. Ervin V. Blume

June 9, 1920February 12, 2012

ERVIN V. BLUME, 91, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Kingston Rehabilitation Center. Born June 9, 1920, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Virgil and Etta Blume. He graduated from North Side High School in 1938 and Michigan State College in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps from 1943 to 1946. He practiced in Butler, Ind. and Edgerton, Ohio from 1946 to 1974. He then worked for the U.S.D.A., Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Indiana State Board of Health. After retiring from APHIS in 1990, he worked for IBAH and Elkhart County Fair. He was an honor roll member of Northeast Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, Indiana VMA, American VMA and AA Bovine Practitioners. He was a life member of American Legion Post 202, in Butler, and was an active member of Bethany U.M. Church. Surviving are son, James (Wanda) of Fort Wayne; daughter, Rebecca (Jean-Pierre) Bleger of Durango, Colo.; three grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and four great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie; sister, Josephine; and brother, Bill. Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Bethany United Methodist Church,, 7715 Sunny Lane, with calling one half hour prior. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bethany United Methodist Church, 7715 Sunny Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 or Dr. Larry Ackerman Scholarship Fund c/o The Fort Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808.


  • Visitation Friday, February 17, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, February 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dr. Ervin V. Blume

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February 19, 2012

Dear Ervin Blume Family,
I am a long time acquaintance and colleague. As was Erv, I am an MSU Veterinary graduate in 1960.He was a kind, quiet and gental guy. He was always interested in ones well being, he had real real concern for others. He was a good and faithful friend and veterinarian.He always attended the IVMA meetings, Indiana Swine Group, Bovine Practioners meetings and events as well as State and Federal Animal Health meetings. He would always try to be there. He has visited our home several times and I visited his home in Fort Wayne numerous times. We attended his and Marjorie's 50th wedding anniversay celebration.I can't say ehough about him. He was good for veterinary medicine and the profession was good to him. I had a wonderful visit with him in November 2011 when several retirees got together for a luncheon near Indianapolis.I'll miss him greatly. He always sat good examples. I know you will miss him also. My best wishes.
Bruce M. Madren, DVM
Esther Madren
West Lafayette, IN

February 17, 2012

Dear Becky, Jim and families,
We are saddened to learn of your father's passing. Doc Blume was one of a kind, like my father, whom everyone liked as a man and friend. He never forgot his "Butler families" after leaving for Ft. Wayne and still sent cards to friends at the nursing home. Knowing that your dad lived a fulfiling life must be a great blessing and source of comfort.
Mrs.Wilma (Till) Armstrong (Dale)
Larry Armstrong & family
Dalene Armstrong Pfefferkorn & family

Marty Silvas

February 16, 2012

We love you Uncle Ervin. Thank you for the open arms and for welcoming me into your family!

Linda Martin

February 16, 2012

Dear Jim, Wanda and Family,
I am deeply saddened to learn of your father's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God grant you His abiding peace.

Danielle Silvas (Crossman)

February 15, 2012

My heart is filled with sadness knowing my Uncle Ervin is gone. It has all happened so fast and I am so grateful that Marty, Amaya and I got to spend time with him back in Oct. I have the best memories of summers on the farm, playing board games and the two headed cow. We are sorry we cannot make it up for the services, but I know Uncle Ervin will know we are there in spirit! RIP Uncle Ervin! We love you!