Meadville Tribune

March 25, 2014

Herman (Ike) Blumenstein

Meadville Tribune

LINESVILLE — Herman (Ike) Blumenstein, 89, of Linesville, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at his residence.

Born Jan. 6, 1925, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a son of the late Herman and Helen Mettee Blumenstein. He married Doris Lorrain Mooney in June 1941; she preceded him in death. He then married Dorothy Bishop who also preceded him in death.

Ike joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and was wounded on Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He was recalled to active duty in 1950 and released from active duty in 1952. He received many awards and medals, including the Purple Heart.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He joined the Ironworkers International in 1940 and retired in September 1988. Ike was a member of Pine Masonic Lodge 498 in Linesville, American Legion Post 462, Linesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7842, Linesville Fire Police and Erie and Crawford County Volunteer Police.

Ike will be missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include four children, Ida Marie Hollabaugh of Georgia, Catherine Kornman and her husband, William, of Linesville, Marilyn Mraz and her husband, Charles, of Georgia, and Herman K. (Mike) Blumenstein and his wife, Connie, of Linesville; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, May Daniels Gower; and a brother, Yaddy Davis.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 Route 6, Linesville.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joel Weck, associate pastor of Linesville First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial with full military honors provided by Huidekoper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will be in St. Philip Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 1245 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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