Allyne Tschiedel Blume, age 91, passed away on Tuesday March 19, 2013, in Schulenburg.
Allyne Tschiedel Blume was born on December 24, 1921 to Charles and Emma Mohrhusen Tschiedel in Rutersville, Texas. She married Walter Blume of Walhalla, Texas, August 11, 1942, in Ozark, Alabama, where he was stationed in the armed services.
Allyne was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary for over sixty-five years. She loved softball and bowling. She was a member of numerous softball teams from a young teen into her 60s. She started the first unofficial little girl’s softball league in the early 60s. At that time there was no outlet for young girl’s sports.
She was a long-time employee of area livestock auctions — La Grange for 56 years, Flatonia for 14 years, Smithville for 8 years, Columbus for 24 years and Cen-Tex Auction in Giddings for 28 years. She made life-long friends through the auction barns.
Allyne loved to dance, especially to the music of Blume’s Orchestra. She was an excellent seamstress and stayed busy sewing clothes for her daughters. She also enjoyed decorating and crafts … anything to do with flowers. She spent many hours working at a flower shop and creating arrangements and decorating for special occasions of family and friends. She even decorated a few floats for the city and the VFW. She knew how to use many tools, including a staple and glue gun.
She was very thankful to be blessed with good health for years. At age eighty, she taught herself to paint greeting cards which were lavished on friends and family for many occasions.
Allyne was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Clinton, and her husband, Walter. She is survived by her daughters Deborah Blume of Columbus, Texas; Lora Blume and her husband, Thom Penney of Austin, Texas, and Lucille Blume Strickland and her husband, Bobby, of Schulenburg, Texas.
Also surviving are her grandchildren: Sandra Strickland Mendel and her husband, Alan, of Schulenburg; Rhonda Strickland Srubar and her husband, Ron, of Austin; Vicki Strickland Schrader and her husband, Eugene, of Schulenburg; and Scott Strickland and his wife, Pam, of Dripping Springs. Also step-grandson Robby Moody and his wife Debby, and their children Bailey and Thomas of Pflugerville.
She was affectionately called G.G. by her great-grandchildren: Shelley, Trisha and Shane Mendel; Tyler and Morgan Srubar; Katie, Eric and Holly Schrader and Katie’s husband, John Krupala; Brianna and Allyssa Strickland. Allyne loved to tell stories and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren willingly visited and listened.
Other surviving family members, sister-in-law Mary Blume of La Grange, and many nieces and nephews. Cousins Annie Mae Janish, Fayetteville, Texas; Josie Schuldt, Beaumont, Texas; and dear cousin, Edd Neva Wolle Dabbs and her husband, Marvin, of Pflugerville, Texas. Close friends include Dottie Meinardus, Ruby Tielsch, Bonnie and Steve Gray, Esther Durante, Leona Wagner, Mary Ann and George Kana, Dean and Jyl Stavinoha, Mary Kiger, Pearlie Tumis and special neighbors Gail and Charlie Dozier that helped Allyne at home.
A private graveside service with interment in the La Grange cemetery will be held with Pastor Sid Roden officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been set up at: St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 567, La Grange, TX 78945. Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center, 111 College St, Schulenburg, TX 78956, V.F.W. Fayette Memorial Post, P.O. Box 727, La Grange, TX 78945 or VFW Post 5254 Ladies Auxiliary, 250 S. Main, La Grange, TX 78945.
A special thanks to: Dr. Thomas Borgstedte for taking such good care of mother and counseling with our family. Pastor Sid Roden for spiritual guidance and listening. Shannon McBride and Regency staff for their unwavering support and loving care for Mother right up until she passed. Our family feels blessed that she had such compassionate care.
Also, thanks to Hill Country Home Health and Girling, Mother was able to live many years at home as she wished because of these services.