November 26, 1921 - June 7, 2019
BLUM, Vierling A., age 97, of Mt. Healthy, passed away on Friday June 7, 2019. He was born on November 26, 1921 to Henry and Edmunda (Vierling) Blum in Mt. Healthy OH. He is survived by three daughters, Mary DeSalvo of Ft. Wright KY, Anne (Jim) Kreider of Sugarcreek Township OH, and Betsy (Dan) Pelzel of Loveland OH; one son, Bill (Sue) of Griffin GA; 3 granddaughters, Leah (Ethan) Nash of Morrow OH, Libby Pelzel of Loveland OH, and Grace Kreider of Sugarcreek Township; and one grandson, Alex Kreider (fiancée Mary Farrow) of Centerville OH; sister-in-law Frances (Morrow) Schneider of Champaign IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Vierling is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Marian, his son-in-law Frank DeSalvo, his parents, his parents-in-law (George and Philomena Schneider of Cincinnati OH), his brother-in-law Jack Schneider, and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Virginia and Charles Herweh. Vierling graduated from Mt. Healthy High School in 1939 and was an active member of the band, later playing in the Alumni Band as well. After high school, he worked at Wright Aeronautical until he declined his draft deferral in 1943 and joined the US Army. Vierling proudly served in WW II in Europe. Vierling was an active member of Wesley Werner Post 513 of the American Legion in Mt. Healthy, serving as Post Adjutant for over 20 years. Other Legion activities include: formed Drum and Bugle Corp and directed for 3 years; organized numerous parades, including the joint Mt. Healthy/North College Hill 1976 Bicentennial Celebration; Grand Marshall for Veterans Day parade in 2013; emceed various Memorial Day ceremonies, including in 2018 at the age of 96. Vierling played in the Mt. Healthy Booster Band during the 1930s and as a volunteer in the Army-Navy Band and the Norwood Civic Association for five years. He was a member of the Colerain-Springfield Protective Association auxiliary police group for 5 years, serving as president for 1 year, and helped organize the Mt. Healthy Life Squad. He and his wife volunteered in the Hamilton County Park System for 15 years and gave frequent talks to school groups about WWII. Vierling was a member of the Mt. Healthy Historical Society since 1980 and served as treasurer for numerous years. He served on the Civil Service Commission in Mt. Healthy for nine years and was a board member for the North College Hill Seniors and acted as a volunteer general handy-man at the senior center. Vierling was an active member of Assumption Parish as a Eucharistic Minister and usher, a Boy Scout leader, and a volunteer on various committees. He continued his ushering duties as a member of the Catholic community of Evergreen Retirement Center. He served as member and President of the Evergreen Retirement Community Residents Council for numerous years, and was the safety/security liaison for the residents. Visitation Wednesday, June 12 from 6-8pm at Neidhard-Young Funeral Home in Mt. Healthy. Mass of Christian Burial at Assumption Church, Thursday June 13 at 10AM; burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mt. Healthy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Assumption Church, 7711 Joseph St. Mt. Healthy OH 45231 or the Mt. Healthy Historical Society, 1546 McMakin Ave. Mt. Healthy OH 45231.
BLUM, Vierling A., age 97, of Mt. Healthy, passed away on Friday June 7, 2019. He was born on November 26, 1921 to Henry and Edmunda (Vierling) Blum in Mt. Healthy OH. He is survived by three daughters, Mary DeSalvo of Ft. Wright KY, Anne (Jim)... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
BLUM, Vierling A., age 97, of Mt. Healthy, passed away on Friday...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Blum family.Send Flowers