Erwin O. Blum
February 15, 1930 – August 8, 2019
Erwin O. Blum, 89, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Canaan Baptist Church, Crawford, Texas with Pastor Jerry Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Canaan Baptist Cemetery. The visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Cole Funeral Home in McGregor, Texas.
Erwin was born in Coryell City, Texas to Edward William Blum, Jr. and Louise “Lillie” (Rodenbeck) Blum on February 15, 1930. He grew up in Jonesboro, Texas and graduated from Gatesville High School in 1948 and attended Texas A&M and Tarleton University. Erwin married Anna Lou Hoppe on August 25, 1951 and they celebrated over 66 wonderful years together. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and Gideons Northwest Waco Camp. Erwin was in insurance sales with Blue Cross Blue Shield for many years. In in his free time, he loved to fish, travel in his motorhome, and to be outdoors. He loved his church, witnessing to others, and his family.
Mr. Blum was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; his parents, Edward and Lillie Blum; and brothers, Earon Blum and Otto Blum.
Survivors include daughters, Theresa Blum, Gina Blum Monrial, of Crawford; son, Brady and wife, Gayle, of Waco; granddaughters, Brittany Sargent and husband, John, Caroline Stevenson and husband, T.J.; grandsons, Jake Blum, Anthony Monrial; great granddaughter, Callie Sargent; great grandson, Barrett Stevenson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Canaan Baptist Cemetery Association, ͨ/o Donna Grimstead, P.O. 664, Hewitt, Texas 76643 or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 5037, Waco, Texas 76708.
- Russell Blum
- Edmond Demirs
- Greg Dutschmann
- Steve Gauer
- Koby Smith
- Randy Smith
- Jake Blum, Honorary Pallbearer
- Anthony Monrial, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, August 11, 2019