July 9, 1950 - March 17, 2021
Funeral Services for Gail Ann Blum were held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Central Christian Church in Jefferson, Iowa with Rev. Jay Alexander providing words of comfort. Casket Bearers were: Anthony Peterson, Tim Gettler, Brandon Schirmbeck, James Allbee, Dave Schrunk, and Benny Ayala. Gary Hall played music. Recorded Music selected was: “My Dad” by Paul Petersen, “My Girl” by the Temptations, “Who I Was Born To Be” by Susan Boyle, “From This Moment” by Shania Twain, and “I've Had the Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes. Following the service was a luncheon provided by the Central Christian Church Ladies. Interment will take place at the Scranton Cemetery in Scranton, Iowa. Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson was in charge of these arrangements. Gail Ann Blum, daughter of Gail Ambrose and Mildred Churchill Ambrose, was born July 9, 1950 in Jefferson, Iowa and died March 17, 2021 at Mercy One Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Gail grew up in Scranton and graduated from Scranton High School in 1968. After graduation she got a job as a RTW at Woodward State Hospital. On October 25, 1969 Gail married the love of her life Dennis Frederick Blum at the Scranton Church of Christ. The couple was blessed with a daughter Amy. They lived in Grand Junction for about thirteen years before moving to Jefferson. Gail enjoyed sewing, crafts, camping, and doing yard work. She loved her family, but most of all being a grandmother to Eli who she loved with all her heart. Gail was a member of the Central Christian Church in Jefferson. She worked as a RTW for thirty-seven years before retiring in 2005, and then worked at Kum & Go for five years. Gail is preceded in death by her parents Gail and Mildred Ambrose, grandson Gerald F. Anderson, three brothers: Jim, Rick, and Mark Ambrose, niece Rachel Gross, sister-in-law Cindy Schirmbeck, brother-in-law Nicholas Schirmbeck, and numerous aunts and uncles. Gail is survived by her husband Dennis Blum of Jefferson; daughter Amy Blum of Jefferson; grandson Eli Anderson; stepsisters Becky Bailey of Pleasant Hill, and Diane Guile (Jake) of Des Moines; stepbrother Dennis Starrett of Des Moines; sisters-in-law Kathy Ambrose of Des Moines, Mary Ambrose of Churdan, and Pamela Hamilton of Jefferson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Memorials may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home – P.O. Box #204 – Perry, IA 50220.
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