|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1987|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2012|
ANSLEY — Three adults were killed and eight members of the Broken Bow High School boys basketball team were transported to area hospitals after a crash Friday afternoon involving a Broken Bow Public School van and a pickup truck one mile west of Ansley on Highway 2.
Capt. Jim Parish of Nebraska State Patrol confirmed that the van's driver, 38-year-old Zane Harvey of Broken Bow, and front seat passenger, 24-year-old Anthony Blum of Broken Bow, were killed in the crash, as was the driver of the pickup, 70-year-old Albert Sherbeck of Ansley.
According to the State Patrol, preliminary investigation indicates the eastbound pickup crossed left of center and struck the westbound 2009 Ford Econoline Van shortly before 4 p.m.
Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney treated five patients involved in the crash; three were in fair condition and two were in critical condition, according to a Good Samaritan press release issued Friday evening.
One patient was in critical condition at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island Friday evening. Sister newspaper The Kearney Hub reports that Jennie Melham Memorial Health Care Center in Broken Bow treated and released two students.
Published Grand Island Independent 06/02/2012
Anthony Dale Blum, 24 years of age from Broken Bow, formerly of the Hildreth-Minden area, died Friday, June 1, 2012, as a result of a traffic accident near Ansley.
Anthony was born Aug. 8, 1987, in Minden, to Dale and Jane (Schwartz) Blum. He grew up in the Hildreth-Minden area and graduated from Minden High School in 2006. Anthony attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in business education.
He taught business education and was the boys basketball coach and FBLA Advisor in Broken Bow. The Minden and Broken Bow teams made a special bond during the time Anthony coached. While in Lincoln he helped coach basketball at Lincoln High. Anthony loved coaching and, as he coached, he was always teaching. He also coached baseball and refereed many games. He loved to golf, especially with his family. His family was very close to him. They all enjoyed singing, the family trips to Mexico with special family friends, Steve and Jody Casper, playing cards with the family, and sports of all kinds. Anthony enjoyed following the Braves, Cowboys, the Magic, and Huskers.
He was a sociable person who always had a smile on his face. He loved God, his family, kids and coaching, and he truly felt that Broken Bow was his new home.
Survivors include his parents, Dale and Jane Blum; brothers, Gavin and Carson Blum all of Hildreth; grandmother, Jacqueline Schwartz of Minden; grandfather, George Blum of Fremont, special family friend, Carl Ashman, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by a sister, Jacqueline Elaine, brother, Phillip John, grandfather, Jack Schwartz and grandmother, Elaine Blum.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Rev. Steve and the Rev. Patti Byrne officiating. Burial was in the Minden Cemetery with Layton-Craig Funeral Home of Minden in charge of arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, June 7, 2012
Created by: GLG
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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