Obit: Gumz, Frank (1914 - 2006)
Contact: Linda Mertens
Surnames: Gumz, Straseske, Gerstl, Thieme, Hansen, Marten, Guth, Drexler, Halvorson, Johnson, Glamann, Dallmann
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Frank Gumz (2 Jan 1914 – 8 Mar 2006)
Frank Gumz, age 92, of Marshfield, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph’s Hospital, with his family by his side.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2006, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, town of McMillan. The Rev. Anthony Straseske will officiate. Music will be provided for congregational hymns. Burial will be in Brooklawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Gumz’s grandchildren, Rick, Ronald and Randall Gumz, Scott and Daniel Gerstl and Allen Thieme, will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hansen Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
Mr. Gumz was born Jan. 2, 1914, in Milan, a son of Frank and Amanda (Marten) Gumz. He attended Whitney Schools in Marathon County. Mr. Gumz worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Mercer, where he also worked in the logging camps.
On Feb 5, 1940, in Wausau, Frank was united in marriage to the former Verna Guth. Following their marriage, the couple began farming in the Dorchester area. Mr. Gumz also worked for the Carl Johnson Silo Company of Colby and later did construction work for Frank Drexler. In 1956, the couple moved to Marshfield, where Frank worked at Roddis-Weyerhaeuser until retiring in 1976.
Mr. Gumz was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and working puzzles. Frank also collected eagles and miniature antique cars.
Mr. Gumz is lovingly survived by his wife, Verna, Marshfield; children, Darlene Halvorson, Abbotsford, Roger (Mary Ellen) Gumz, Wisconsin Rapids, Gerald (Barbara) Gumz, Lindsey, Douglas Gumz, Marshfield, Charlotte (Jeffrey) Johnson, Spencer, and Gloria (Dennis) Gerstl, Gleason; 18 grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. One brother, Raymond (Hattie) Gumz, Wausau, and one sister Violet (Harvey) Glamann, Dorchester, further survive.
Brothers, Clarence, Eldred and Marten, and one sister, Clara Dallmann, preceded Frank in death.
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