Kevin Blume

Kevin Blume

1970 – 2024


BATTLE CREEK - Kevin Blume, 53, of Battle Creek, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at MercyOne Siouxland Regional Medical Center of Sioux City.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate. 

A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes of Ida Grove and Battle Creek, are in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Kevin Lee Blume, the son of Marvin and Ruth (Hedberg) Blume, was born on Sept. 21, 1970, in Ida Grove. He grew up in Battle Creek, and received his education in the Battle Creek School District and Ida Grove School District. After his schooling, Kevin entered the workforce. Previous employers include GOMACO, Mau Trucking, and power washing hog barns. Most recently, he was helping his brother mowing lawns.

On May 20, 1994, Kevin was united in marriage to Charity Jo Schwery at Moorehead Park in Ida Grove. The couple was blessed with three children: Andrew, Ashley, and Brent. The family made their home in Ida Grove before moving to the Orange City-Hull, Iowa, area for 10 years then returning to the Ida Grove-Battle Creek area in 2007.

Kevin enjoyed fishing, camping, and snowmobiling. He used to race stock cars and could often be found building cars and working on motors in his spare time. Family was the most important thing to Kevin. He was excited to find out he was going to be a grandpa. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and extended family on the holidays. Kevin will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife Charity Blume of Battle Creek; children Andrew (Cheri) Blume of Brownwood, Texas, Ashley Blume (fiancé Robert Joyce) of Rinard, Iowa and Brent Nelson of Rinard, Iowa; grandchildren Margo, Joseph, Alana, Able, Junior, LeeAnne, Trey, and Jeremiah; brothers Keith (Barb) Blume of Battle Creek, and Carl (Sharon) Blume of Schleswig; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Ruth Blume; brother Harold Blume; paternal grandparents Edgar and Rosalie Blume; maternal grandparents Carl and Loretta Hedberg; many aunts and uncles.


Services: June 6, Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home, Ida Grove

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