Frederick 'Rick' Blume


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 5:22 pm
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Frederick "Rick" Tillman Hawk Blume, 57, Kewanee, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Kewanee Hospital.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic, Kewanee. Burial is 3 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Peoria, Ill. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee, and 10 a.m. to services Thursday at church.
Surviving are his wife, Kerry; children, Austin, Chesterfield, Pa., Ryan, Normal, Ill., Patrick, Kewanee, Janessa Worthington, West Chester, Pa., and Katie Blume, Kewanee; three sisters; an uncle.














 




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