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Michael Blum

Michael Scott Blum

Tuesday, June 19th, 1956 - Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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Michael S Blum, Mike to his family and friends, died January 2, 2020, at the Genoa Community Hospital in Genoa Nebraska, due to complications of COPD and pneumonia; he was 63. His sister and brother-in-law were lucky enough to make it to be with him at his passing. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, January 10, at Mitchell Berean Church in Mitchell NE, with Pastor Jon Simpson officiating. There will be no visitation and the casket will be closed. His final resting place will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Scottsbluff, NE. His family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials may made in care of the donor’s choice or the church. Online condolences may be made by viewing Michael’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Mike was born June 19, 1956 in Scottsbluff, NE at Saint Mary’s Hospital. He graduated from Morrill High School May 14, 1974. Mike struggled with the ravages of schizophrenia and depression from his early teen years until his death. It seemed when they found a medication that helped its side effects were at times intolerable. As with any mental disease his good days were very good and his bad days were very bad. In the recent past he was more withdrawn and at times had difficulty getting his thoughts and words out. Words would come out jumbled and slurred and if you asked him to repeat it just caused him more frustration. In spite of these things Mike’s smile and laugh could cheer your darkest day.

The family extends their gratitude to Vicky Truksa APRN and the staff at Genoa Community Hospital for their exemplary care of Mike and his family while they were there.

He is survived by his brother Brad (Marian) Blum of Wauneta, NE and sister Nancy (Torry) Butcher of Mitchell, NE, aunts Irene Kraus of Morrill, NE and Esther Huber of Gering, NE, along with many cousins and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Helen Blum, paternal grandparents Harry and Pauline Blum, maternal grandparents Jacob and Katherine Huber, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 10:30am
    Mitchell Berean Church
    50680 Cook Oil Road
    MITCHELL, NE 69357
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    Pastor John Simpson
  • Interment

    Sunset Memorial Park
    180632-180650 U.S. 26
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Lisa Hernandez

Posted at 09:28pm
Nancy, Brad and family,

So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I knew of his challenges and always hoped there would be some relief. Hopefully his mind and body are at peace now. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

George and Lisa Hernandez

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