In Loving Memory

Marvin Willie Blum

Marvin Willie Blum
May 22, 1925
March 15, 2019
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Marvin Willie Blum, 93 of Brenham, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.

Viewing will begin Monday, March 18 at noon at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Katrina Walther officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Marvin was born May 22, 1925 in the Hoddeville Community of Washington County to Willie and Lena (Kochwelp) Blum. He was baptized August 9, 1925 by Pastor Karl Mueller and confirmed September 17, 1939 by Pastor Fred Mgebroff both in Zion Lutheran Church. He attended Hoddeville and Harrisburg Schools. Marvin played softball on the Old Salem Softball League. He enjoyed hunting quail and was a charter member of Langeville Shooting Club. Musically talented, he played the piano, accordion and harmonica.

During WWII, he proudly served his country in the Philippines and later in Korea for occupation duty with the 40th Infantry Division. Upon returning from the military, he worked for Bell Telephone.

On December 25, 1948, Marvin was married to Doris Kneschke at St. John Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill by Pastor Paul Gogolin. The couple worked the family farm, while he also was employed by Robert Lange Inc. as a motor grader operator for 52 years.

Marvin was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. Here he served as financial secretary and choir director, was a member of Brotherhood and worked cemetery grounds maintenance.

He was preceded in death by parents; brother and sisters-in-law, Harold and Neva Blum, Florence Blum; brother-in-law, Clifford Heidemann.

Surviving loving family: wife of 70 years Doris Blum; sons and spouses Kenneth and Carol “Sally” Blum of Brenham, Bobby and Carol Blum of Houston; grandchildren Warren Blum, Wendy and Terry Hancock of Brenham, Stacey and Thomas Polson of Houston, Kimberly and Refik Ataman of Florida; great-grandchildren Hailey Wheeler and Hayden Hancock of Brenham, Evan Polson of Houston, Adelina Ataman of Florida; brothers and sister-in-law, Barry Blum of Bryan, Earl and LaVerne Blum of Burton; sister Carolyn Heidemann of Brenham; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice Brazos Valley.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at