William E. "Bill" Blum

Death:Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Ogle Co, Illinois

William E. "Bill" Blum, 91, of rural Byron, died Wed. January 4, 2012 in Neighbors Rehabilitation Center in Byron. He was born December 25, 1920 in Amboy, IL the son of Edward & Ruth (Parnham) Blum. He married Thelma Forward in Dixon on June 23, 1956. Bill was an Army Veteran and retired from ComEd as a load dispatcher. He was a member of United Church of Byron and was formerly very active at the church. He enjoyed fishing, going to horse races, and following all sports. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; daughters, Carol Ranken of Sterling & Brenda (Joe) Breit of Belleville, WA; and step-children, Jim ( Jane) Rosenow of Rock Falls, Gary (Kathy) Rosenow of League City, TX, and Cindy Hoy of Racine, WI; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and a brother, Harry Blum of Dixon. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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