Ted Flum, age 69, of 427 South 13th Street, Escanaba, and also Nahma, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning July 10, 2014 at home of an apparent heart attack.
Ted was born September 19, 1944 in Nicollet County, MN the son of Andrew and Margaret (Gutzmer) Flum Sr. He was raised in the St. Peter and St. Cloud areas of MN and later graduated from Port Huron High School.
Ted was united in marriage to the former Sarah Ferguson on February 18, 1971 in Maui, HI. They later resided in the Port Huron and St. Clair area. He worked as a mechanic and roofer. He also delivered the Shopper in St. Clair for many years. They relocated to Escanaba in 1999 when Sarah was hired at Bay de Noc Community College.
Ted enjoyed riding motorcycles, traveling and reading. He also enjoyed working in the yard and on his tractors and motorcycles.
In addition to his wife Sarah, survivors include:
Brad and David Flum of St. Clair, MI
Granddaughter: Amber Flum of St. Clair, MI
Andrew (Carmen) Flum Jr., Richard Flum and James Flum, all of Minnesota.
Alice (Wayne) Hunnicutt of AR, Hope (Wade) Hayes of MN, Faith Flum of MN, Peggy Flum of MN and Patsy Flum of TX.
Numerous nieces and nephews also survive
Funeral services will be held at a later date in St. Clair, MI at the First Congregational Church, U.C.C. Memorial contributions may be directed to the church or Bay de Noc College for a scholarship in Ted’s name.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Flum family.
Sarah, We were shocked to learn of Ted’s passing, and our thoughts are with you. We’ve missed seeing the two of you regularly since your retirement & will never forget Ted’s lively and engaging stories, especially the Bob Dylan encounter of which I will be forever jealous! Ted was one of a kind, and your relationship was always an inspiration. Please be in touch if there is anything we can help with.Best,
Brian & Pat
Bob & Lynn Mayhew
God bless the Flum family, Sorry about your lost ,
Bob & Lynn Mayhew
Steve and Ann Hudy
Sarah and FamilySteve and I are in shock about Ted. We feel so lucky to have spent time with you when you were visiting us here in Washington State barely six weeks ago. We had a blast and will never forget it.
Elizabeth LaDuke - S. Clair, Mi
Sarah and family, sorry for your loss, think of you often, prayers,..
Mark Edmonson - Lexington, MI
Ted was one of the great guys that could repair anything I will miss him….
Sarah and Family . . . I’ll never forget the first time Ted came to church with you (way back when) . . . he seemed so quiet, so shy, so RESERVED.
That did not last long, soon he “boggled our little town minds” with his personality and his expertise on so many things and varied topics!!
WHAT A GUY!
G*d bless you, your boys and your ENTIRE extended family. May Ted be receiving the “rest” that he never seemed to want to take in life but keep up his “activities” watching over you all as he did so well “here”
So sorry to hear about Ted, I am Mike and Nadine Amundsons son, I’m sure you remember me. I will always remember you guys, a big part of my childhood and close family friends.Ted sold me my first motorcycle when I was 12, that was a great day. Miss and love ya’ll, my thoughts and prayers are with you. My dad passed 5 years ago, but my mom is doing okay, hope you and your kids are well Sarah. Love,Troy Amundson.