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Thelma J. Forward Blum
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1922
Death: Feb. 2, 2014

Thelma J. Blum, 91, longtime resident of rural Byron, formerly of Sterling, died Sunday February 2, 2014 in Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon.

She was born February 10, 1922 in Tampico, IL the daughter of George and Darlene (Anderberg) Forward.

She married Vivian Henry Rosenow in 1942 and he died in 1952. Thelma and William E. Blum were married in Dixon on June 23, 1956; he died in 2012.

She was an active member of the United Church of Byron where she was involved with the women's Circles.

Thelma enjoyed cooking and formerly cooked at Neighbors Nursing Home in Byron.

Survivors include her children, Brenda (Joe) Breit of Bellevue, WA, Jim (Jane) Rosenow of Rock Falls, Gary (Kathy) Rosenow of League City, TX, and Cindy (Mike) Lester of Racine, WI; step-daughter, Carol Ranken of Sterling; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Dorothy) Forward of MO.

She was also preceded in death by a 4 sisters, Edna, Frances, Mabel, and Helen; and a brother, George, Jr. Private interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, IL. 
Family links: 
  George Albert Forward (1896 - 1983)
  Darlene L Anderburg Forward (1900 - 1993)
  Vivian Henry Rosenow (1920 - 1954)*
  William E. Blum (1920 - 2012)*
  Baby Boy Forward (1916 - 1916)*
  Frances K Forward Teer (1917 - 2007)*
  Helen Margaret Forward (1919 - 1930)*
  Thelma J. Forward Blum (1922 - 2014)
  George E. Forward (1923 - 1994)*
  Marjorie Mabel Forward Egert (1927 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Kathy
Record added: Feb 04, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124609479
Thelma J. <i>Forward</i> Blum
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Thelma J. <i>Forward</i> Blum
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- Laura
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014

 Added: Feb. 6, 2014

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