Erwin O. Blum

Feb. 15, 1930 - Aug. 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; parents, Edward and Lillie Blum; and brothers, Earon Blum and Otto Blum.

Survivors include daughters, Theresa Blum and 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 and Anthony Monrial; great-granddaughter, Callie Sargent; great-grandson, Barrett Stevenson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Canaan Baptist Cemetery Association, c/o Donna Grimstead, P.O. 664, Hewitt, Texas 76643 or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 5037, Waco, Texas 76708.

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My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Blum. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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