BERTRAND - The Rev. Roy Blumenberg Sr., 93, formerly of East Prairie, died Dec. 3, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center.
Born July 12, 1914, in Allenville, son of Louis Lee and Ella Sophia Eggimann Blumenberg, he and his family moved to Mississippi County in 1922. He was a farmer most of his life. In his retirement years, he served as pastor of Mounds Church of God and had an extensive ministry to hospital and nursing home patients. He was a member of Pulltight Church of God and East Prairie First Church of God.
In 1936, he married Catherine Virginia Brock.
On April 12, 1939, in Anniston, he married Mollie Callie Arington, who preceded him in death July 31, 2004.
One son, Charles Lloyd Blumenberg; six brothers, Linus Blumenberg, Wesley Blumenberg, Elmer Blumenberg, Harding Blumenberg, August Blumenberg and Clarence Blumenberg; and one sister, Anna Mary Blumenberg preceded him in death.
Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Carol Blumenberg of Bridgman, Mich., Barry and Debbie Blumenberg Sr. of East Prairie and Tony and Sherry Blumenberg of Muskogee, Okla.; three daughters and two sons-in-
law, Mollie Jeanne and Dallas Edwards of Olmsted, Ill., Patty Rose Krauss of Bertrand and Betty Carolyn and Jimmy Britt of Jackson; and 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Church of God in East Prairie. His sons, Rick Blumenberg and Tony Blumenberg; and Mike Worrell will officiate.
Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Louis Krauss, Glenn Blumenberg Jr., Eric Skees, Wade Skees, Chris Britt, Matthew Britt and Jared Blumenberg.