|Birth: ||May 11, 1917|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 2005|
Louis Lewald Sr. BLUM
Louis Blum Sr.
Louis Lewald Blum Sr., 88, a native and resident of Houma, died at 6:51 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 23, 2005.
Visitation was at Chauvin Funeral Home. Masonic services was at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Terrebonne Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by three sons, Leopold Blum and wife, Perry, David R. Blum and
wife, Mary, of Houma and Louis L. Blum and wife, Iris, of Bayou Blue; two
sisters, Sarah B. Babin and Bessie B. Antis of Houma; eight grandchildren, Bryan
Blum, Jeramiah Blum, Isaiah Blum, Ashley B. Falgout, Gabrielle Blum, Jonah Blum,
Gordan Blum and Zachary Blum; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah Blum, Carmen
Blum and Caleb Blum.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Fae Moore Blum; his parents,
Leopold Blum and Amalia Lewald Blum; his grandparents, Joseph and Sarah Raas
Blum and Louis and Hannah Schwartz Lewald; and one brother, Joseph Blum Sr.
He was a former president and C.E.O. of Blum and Bergeron Inc.
In his early years he was employed as a warehouseman and farm worker for Blum
and Bergeron. During the depression, he was employed by Texaco, first in the
kitchens, then on drilling rigs in Terrebonne and Plaquemines parishes. During
World War II, he was employed by Higgins Industries in New Orleans as an
electrical engineer and draftsman building landing boats, P.T. boats and ships.
Upon returning to Houma, he worked for Blum and Bergeron in the dried-shrimp and
fur businesses and did electrical and mechanical work with Logan H. Babin and
Water Works districts around southern Louisiana and was employed as an engineer
and draftsman on boats for the U.S. Coast Guard inspection in the same region.
He was engaged by the Peelers Company in New Orleans as an engineer and
draftsman on the shrimp-peeling machines, after which he returned to Houma and
served as general manager and president of Blum and Bergeron Inc. and Blum and
Bergeron Realty Company Inc.
He was a graduate of Lorton Preparatory School and attended Louisiana State
University School of Electrical Engineering where he completed a National
Defense course. He was a Louisiana Registered Electrical Engineer and a life
member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an international society. He developed several machines used in the dried-shrimp
industry including the shrimp dryer upon which he once held a patent.
He was a benevolent life member of the F & A Masons Unity Lodge No. 267 and
Houma Lodge No. 1193 BPOElks.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leopold Blum (1883 - 1968)
Amalia Lewald Blum (1894 - 1985)
Sarah Blum Babin (1915 - 2006)*
Louis Lewald Blum (1917 - 2005)
Joseph Blum (1919 - 2005)*
Bessie Blum Antis (1920 - 2007)*
Terrebonne Memorial Park
Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin E...
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
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