NEW HOLLAND -- Dorothy C. Blaum, 86, of
New Holland, died Aug. 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Lincoln
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
NEW HOLLAND-Dorothy C. Blaum, 86, of New Holland, IL
died at 10:00 a.m. August 1, 2013 at Christian
Village of Lincoln, IL.
Dorothy was born January 10, 1927 in New Holland,
the daughter of Charles and Minnie Pedigo Petitt.
She married Merle K. Blaum September 22, 1952 in
Greenfield, IL. He preceded her in death February
Dorothy is survived by one son: Kent R. Blaum of
DeKalb, IL; one daughter: Karol Blaum of Lincoln;
and four grandchildren: Kendal Gibbs, Keegan Gibbs,
Abigail Ferguson, Dylan Blaum and one great
grandchild: Mason John-Tyler. She is the last of her
immediate family. She was preceded in death by her
parents, husband, four sisters and one brother.
Dorothy had been the secretary at New Holland High
School and Grade School. She was a member of First
United Methodist Church of New Holland.
Dorothy's wishes were to be cremated. A graveside
service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday,
September 7, 2013, at Richmond Grove Cemetery,
New Holland, IL. with Rev. Becky Barrow officiating.
Memorials may be given in her memory to the New
Holland Fire and Rescue. Services were entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.