George Joseph Dumm

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  • Name: George Joseph Dumm
  • Location of Birth: Nicktown, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Birth: April 6, 1934
  • Date of Death: August 22, 2010 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Lewis V. Dumm and Gertrude (Weiland) Dumm
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  • Highest Rank: EN3 (Engineman Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: December 2, 1955 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: August 28, 1957 (Discharge Date)
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    George served aboard the USS Koiner which was based out of Seattle, Washington.

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  • Civilian Life:
    George grew up on a farm in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. He farmed, logged, and worked in the steel mills and coal mines.

    George married Eva Jones on June 8, 1957 at St. Augustine's Church in Cohasset, Minnesota.

    They lived in Pennsylvania before moving to Minnesota in 1960.

    George was employed by Hanna Mining and Dethloff Logging prior to spending 30 years with School District 318 Transportation Department, retiring as Supervisor of Transportation in October, 1993.

    George and Eva spent the past 16 years traveling across the United States, spending winters in Texas until illness had them return home to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in February, 2010.

    George was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Throughout his life, George had many interests, including hobby farming, building, woodworking, hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren at their sporting events and other activities. He loved being with family and friends and dedicated much of his time to helping others. George had a passion for the farm and loved being on the lake and working in the woods on his land in Wabana Township in Itasca County.

    George was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Sister Helen Marie, Louise Dumm, and Rose Strenko; brother, Harry; and grandson Karson Koenig.

    George is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eva; his children Deb (Ben) Passeri, Cyndi (Scott) Huhtala, Tim (Kim) and Nancy (Eric) Koenig; nine grandchildren; brother Edward (Joan); and sisters Marie Krevel, Grace (Ben) Miller, Theresa Yeager, Margaret (Leonard) Farabaugh; and Mary Ann (Herman) Weinzierl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    George died from Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-D-03-11)

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