Austin Joseph Blum, 13 of rural Monticello, died on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. He was born on July 23, 1999, in Monroe, the son of Brady and Kristi (Corley) Blum. He attended the Monticello Middle School. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Full obituary in the October 4, 2012 issue of the Republican Journal.