Obituary Courtesy of Beverly Gummer 18 Feb
Don Gummer dies Oct. 17
Donovan Gummer of
He was born to Charles and Sylvia (Gunby) Gummer on August 21, 1917 in Gilford. He helped work the family farm while attending schools in Gilford , graduating from high school in 1936.
He then went to work for the railroad. On July 19, 1941 he married Hilda Cramer in
Don and Hilda raised five children, who kept them active in school and community affairs. Don was the first president of the
Don and Hilda have been residing in
He is survived by his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Ilene of Chester; four daughters, Mrs. Gary (Sharon) Shepherd of Virginia Beach, VA, Mrs. Charles (Donise) Haddock, Mrs. B.J. (Micelle) Oswood of Chester, Mrs. Randy (Jackie) Norenberg of Shelby,; three brothers, Earl of Fresno, CA, Todd of Spokane, WA and Sivert of Butte; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lois Gummer of Havre; nine grandchildren, including Jeff and Ricky Shepherd, Brett Donovan and Byron Ben Oswood, Brock and Krystle Gummer, Darin and Angeleka Haddock, and Chontell Donise Norenberg; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Morey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct 20 at
Organ renditions by Mike Morrow included “Climb Every Mountain” and “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”. Darlene Hanson, accomptied by Marrow, sang How Great Thou Art” and “Somewhere My Love”.
Doug and Don Shepherd ushered, and Del Lingle, Doug Russell, Alfred Hanson, Wally Marrow, Ray Knapton and Bruce McKenzie served as pallbearers.
Honorary Pallbearers included Ray Kell, Fred McLeod, John Kossel, Rob Gagner, Bob Bisk Sr., Mike Wohdtvedt, Ron Krutsfeld, Clarence Ramberg, Neil Shepherd, Roger Shepherd, Maynard Norenberg, Clarence LaBrie, Bill Wyrick, Don Pegreba, Lyle Steever, and Harry Helmbigner Sr., Burial was in Chester Cemetery. Members from the
A reception in Don’s memory was held for the family and friends at the R.N.A. Hall in