Marie Blumhagen, 102, of Drake, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Aloisius Hospital in Harvey. Her funeral will be held Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Drake, with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, April 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Bethke-Nelson Funeral Home in Drake.
Marie Ehrman was born Sept. 13, 1911, at rural Anamoose, to Jacob and Maria Ehrman. She grew up in the rural Anamoose and Drake areas, where she attended school.
On Oct. 17, 1937, she was married to Benjamin Blumhagen at Drake. They lived and farmed six miles southwest of Drake. Following her husband's death on Dec. 24, 1969, she remained on the farm until moving into Drake in November 1972.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Drake, where she was Sunday school superintendent and active in the women's circle and other church activities.
She leaves to mourn her passing: her three sons, Jerome (Sharon), of Harvey, Arlo (Karen), of Drake, and Dwayne (Shirley), of Drake; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; four brothers and two sisters.