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James "Jim" Arnold Blume

September 7, 1947 ~ April 26, 2022 (age 74)


James “Jim” A. Blume, 74, Marathon, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

He was born September 7, 1947 in Wausau, son of the late Arnold and Loretta (Ritger) Blume.

Jim graduated from Marathon High School Class of 1965. After graduation, Jim took over management of the Blume family homestead farm as a dairy and ginseng farmer. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed bowling, downhill skiing, fishing, cooking maple syrup, firing up his steam engine, fabricating in his shed and spending time out in his woods. He will fondly be remembered for the love he had for his dogs.

Survivors include eight siblings, Carol (Rich) Weber-Massop of Colby, Joan (Robert) Plant, Roseanne (Ed) Buchberger, John (Claire) Blume, Larry (Betty) Blume, Marilyn (Michael) Hall, Jerome (Tina) Blume and Robert (Kelley) Blume, all of Marathon; 34 nieces and nephews; 57 great nieces and nephews; three great great nieces and nephews; and four Godchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Kay McCallum.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.  Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until services at the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at




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May 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church
700 Market Street
Marathon, WI 54448

Funeral Mass
May 2, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
700 Market Street
Marathon, WI 54448

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