Ivan M. Blume

  • Born: May 12, 1935
  • Died: December 15, 2014
  • Location: Port Charlotte, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ivan M. Blume, 79, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare in Port Charlotte.

Ivan was born to Frederick and Susan Blume on May 12, 1935 in Gregory, South Dakota. Ivan was a veteran who served proudly in the US Air force. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife, Alice Blume; his 3 daughters, Shelly Caswell of Port Charlotte, Carol Sweet of Plainwell, MI and Elaine Sweet of Sturgis, MI; 2 sons, Steve Sweet of Cortez, CO and Randy Sweet of Kalamazoo, MI; 2 brothers, Duane Blume of Wyoming and Keith Blume of Custer, SD; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great Grandchildren.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held 10:30AM, Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida. Inurnment will follow at the cemetery.

Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I have lots of memories too numerous to mention them all but wanted to share a couple. When I was a child I remember your "bah humbugs" around this time of year and how very worked up you would get as we prepared for our Christmas guests to arrive. Your forehead would turn fire engine red and you would about bite your bottom lip off as you chomped at the bit an became more riled the closer we got to estimated time of arrival. It was astonishing how it would immediately dissapate as soon as even our first guests would arrive. The reason why I mention this memory is because of the time of year you decided to check out. You had to get the last laugh on not showing up this year so with that I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! My next memory is one of my fondest of you an takes us back to the church where you an mother were married. I of course was the flower girl my third time as a matter of fact, probably why I grew up an became a flower child now that I think about it. After the ceremony you an mother were in the chapel with best man uncle Alden and maid of honor aunt Myra. Crystal, Marsha and myself were playing outside the church and I kept poking my head in the window hollering can I call you daddy now? I know how much that meant to you because you mentioned it so very many times over the course of my life. Good times bad times through thick and sometimes pretty thin you were the only daddy I ever had or knew. I love daddy you will be sorely missed.

Posted by Elaine Sweet-Rutter - Sturgis, MI - daughter   December 22, 2014

you will be missed, fx

Posted by duane and carolle blume - gillette, WY - brother   December 17, 2014


I have so many memories with my grandpa , since I was 12 years old, I stayed with my grandparents every summer on the farm in Kalamazoo Michigan, I had a very personal and close relationship with Grandpa , I learned so much and i will never forget him. I am so gland I had a chance to be in his life , I will always have in my heart , I know he is in heaven now, And I will see him again. I love you Grandpa . your grandson Scott. (SCOTTY) that is what he always called me.

Posted by Scott Steven Sweet - Lusby, MD - Grandson   December 17, 2014