Karl A. Blum, age 75 of the Township of Wyoming, Waupaca County, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Appleton Medical Center. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory assisted his family with the arrangements.
Karl was born on August 27, 1937 in Clintonville, the son of the late Arthur and Delores (Lorge) Blum. Growing up, his family had lived in various communities in Wisconsin but Karl lived most of his life in the Clintonville area. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps until his discharge. On April 15, 1969, Karl was united in marriage to Sandra Reissmann at the Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville. The couple moved to Marion then Clintonville until 15 years ago when they moved to their present residence in the Township of Wyoming. Karl had worked at Milwaukee Electric Tool, was a truck driver for the F.W.D. Corporation, now Seagrave Fire Apparatus, Clintonville and later for Murphy Construction, New London until retirement in 2000. His hobbies included deer hunting at a younger age, fishing and riding on his UTV with his canine companion, “Stanley”. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Sandy; his daughters, Cindy Henschel, Oshkosh; Kimi (Eric) Johnson, Clintonville; his sons, Arthur (Tammy) Harney, Bear Creek; Kevin Reissmann, Clintonville; his grandchildren: Shaun Henschel, Shasta and Shad Harney, Ashley and Allison Johnson and Dylan Reissmann; his great-granddaughter, Layla Henschel; his sister, Faith Krueger, Campbellsport; his brother, Ronald Blum, Waupaca, his mother-in-law, Bernice Reissmann, Clintonville; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Sharon and Edwin “Bub” Kitzman, Big Falls; Diane and Jim Gocke, Marion; Gale and Scott Stoehr, Sauk City; Ronald and Cheryl Reissmann, Appleton and Dale Reissmann, Clintonville. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, twins Melroy and Leroy in infancy and Arlin Blum and his father-in-law, Harold Reissmann.
With respect to Mr. Blum’s requests, no funeral services will be held. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville assisted his family with the arrangements.