JoAnn Blume
January 15, 1946 - September 1, 2008
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First English Lutheran Church
320 E. North Street
Appleton, WI
Thursday 9/4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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First English Lutheran Church
320 E. North Street
Appleton, WI
Thursday 9/4, 11:00 am
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Tuesday 9/2
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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JoAnn Blume, age 62, passed away Monday, September 1, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, following a brief illness. JoAnn was born in Green Bay on January 15, 1946, daughter of the late Elmer and Viona (Rohm) Brockman. She was a 1964 graduate of the Appleton High School, and for more than twenty years worked in…

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JoAnn Kolb left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mike and Tammy, My deepest sympathy to both of you on the loss of your mother. I know we have not been in touch for quite a few years but I heard of your mother's passing last night and wanted to let you both know my thoughts and prayers are with you both. May God walk with you through this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy and hugs to both of you. Love, JoAnn Kolb
Wally & Mickey Schmidt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Michael and Tammy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Wally & Mickey
Leon Wollersheim left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mike and Family, JoAnn was a wonderful person whom I knew during some of the Beginning Experience Days. I know that those experiences were a small part of the life of JoAnn. I know that Mike also actively participated in the Beginning Experience activities. How much healing passed through the kindness and insights of the Blume family. My thanks to you for what was done then and through the years. Since so much of that work was done with no thought of self and much care for others, I know that the effects are myriad. I hope that you will receive the right kind word and gesture which will support you during this time of a new Beginning Experience, that of not seeing or hearing from JoAnn - mom, relative, friend. Of course we can't overlook her new ways of being with us, now can we?
Vicky Hart left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mike and Tammy, I knew your mother when we worked (and played) together for Beginning Experience. She was a giving, loving woman who cared deeply for others, and especially for the two of you. I think back to many special times with your mom; the memory that comes first is going camping with the BE group and her laughter as we shared the humor that can go with trying to set up a tent! I always appreciated that she could both laugh and cry with me! May you find strength and courage in all the precious memories you have and in all the ways your mother will still be with you as you face the future.
Mary Kay Brockman left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Tammy and Bubba, I know I can only feel a bit of your loss. Your mom and I were almost like sisters instead of cousins. I remember back as a young child going to Aunt Esther and Uncle Lester's cottage with her and your grandma and grandpa. I have truly enjoyed our holidays together the past several years. I know no one will ever replace your mom but if you need a mom's hug come on over. Holidays also won't be the same unless you plan on sharing them with us in Fond du Lac. Love you both, Mary Kay
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Michael Brockman left a message on April 6, 2009:
Michael and Tammy I was shocked to hear that your mother had passed away. She was more then a cousin to me. I can remember even as a kid, she would always say “I’m so glad to see you”. Your mother will never leave us but will live on in the kindness she showed and the smile she shared and the love she brought into our lives. I’m very sorry that I will not be able to be there for the funeral, but you are both in my thoughts and prayers.
ann kelm left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tammy and Michael I am so sorry to learn that your Mother has passed! She was a very cherished friend and I will miss our telephone chats very much. I will pray for you both that you will have the strength to go thru the loss of your beloved Mom. Most of our telephone chats were about the two of you. She was very very proud of you both and also was very proud of your choice of a wife Michael. God probably knew that she was getting tired of the struggles she faced with her health. If you two ever need a friend feel free to call me and I will be happy to offer you the friendship I so enjoyed sharing with your Mom Love and Prayers Ann Kelm
Linda & Chuck Burhans left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Tammy and Mike, I was so sad when you called Mon. evening to tell me that I had just lost my very dear friend, JoAnn. Your Mom and I have been friends since kindergarten and that is a very long time! Although we have not lived close to each other since 1969, we have always kept in touch and met up at the class reunions every 5 years. Your Mom was always a very special person to me and a forever friend. She always had such a beautiful smile and seemed so happy, even when she wasn't feeling well. We will never forget your Mom and our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family. Love, Linda and Chuck
Gene & left a message on April 6, 2009:
Michael and Tami, We are so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a dear friend. Gene & "T" Van Asten
Mickey & Wally Schmidt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Tammy & Mike, Mic & I are very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Mic is on a trip out east and will not be home for a week. Even though we have not seen each other very much we have thought of your Mom alot. I can always remember her big bright eyes and Great smile that warmed every corner of your heart. All our Love, Mic & Wy
Judy and John Hill left a message on April 6, 2009:
Such a long and meaningful friendship. We will miss her terribly.
Shelly Dorshorst left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mike and Tammy and your families, My heart is heavy as I learned of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman and very special to many. Know my prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Because of work I don't think Dennis and I will be able to make the services but we just want to let you know how much we loved your mom and care for you both. Sending you many hugs and our love. Dennis and Shelly
Linda (Brouillard) Bishop left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Tammy & Michael, I was so shocked when I read of your Mom's 'passing-on'. I am so sorry I was not aware in time to join you at her Memorial Service. We'd lost touch, but I have always remembered her kind and gentle spirit, and ready smile and laughter. I learned many years ago, that as long as we carry those we love, in our hearts, they are still 'with us', I hope you will find that too, and it will give you some (at least small) comfort. Sincerely, Linda B
Kris Mertens (Miszewski) left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mike and Tammy, It has been a long time, but I still remember the times we shared during our B.E. times. The camping, the weekends, and the fun times. We had a great group of Young adults. Your mom was a great person and treated everyone like her own. I am sorry to hear about her death. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and hope all is well in your lives.
Gretchen Spear left a message on April 6, 2009:
Bubba, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care. Love, Gretchen, Adam, and Evan
Wally & Mickey Schmidt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Michael and Tammy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Wally & Mickey
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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