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May 14, 2020

Carla R. Blum

Carla R. Blum, age 82, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Heartsong Assisted Living in Belleville. She was born on July 2, 1937, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Lawrence "Gabe" Blum and Hazel Sweetwood.

Carla graduated from Monticello High School in 1955. Carla then moved to New Glarus, where she resided for many years and worked as an administrative assistant for several medical and veterinary clinics. In her free time, she enjoyed working on sewing, embroidery, and knitting projects.

Carla is survived by her daughters, Jeryl (Mike) Kempfer and Jolene (Gary) Doerfer; five grandchildren, Jenni (Ryan) Eckhardt, Jennel (Donnie Beyer) Ingwell, Brittany Doerfer, Ashley (Evan) Larsen, and Daylan Doerfer; and numerous great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Doran "Buzz" (Mary) Blum; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a special aunt, Margaret.

Private family services will be held at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home in New Glarus. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Monticello, WI.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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