Obit: Gumz, Eldred (1960 - 2012)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Anderson, Brehm, Bucher, Eisner, Ellis, Gumz, Imbach, Matyka, Ochodnicky, Priniski, Reamer, Schlosser, Schuppel, Socwell, Sun

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 07/05/2012

Gumz, Eldred "E.R." (3 MAR 1960 - 29 JUN 2012)

Eldred "E.R." Gumz, 52, Westboro, died on Friday, June 29 at his home, under the care of his family and hospice.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 3 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski officiating. Burial was at Mount Olive Cemetery in Westboro.

Active pallbearers were Paul Socwell, Brian Ellis, Todd Ochodnicky, Scott Brehm, Jason Schuppel and Tony Matyka. Dan Schlosser was honorary pallbearer.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.

Eldred Gumz was born on March 3, 1960 in Medford to Eldred and Lena (Imbach) Gumz. He attended Baraboo, Westboro and Rib Lake elementary schools and was a 1978 graduate of Rib Lake High School.

On October 18, 2003 in Chelsea, he married Laurie Anderson, who survives. He worked as a serviceman for Weather Shield in Medford, then in maintenance for the Rib Lake School District until ill health forced his retirement. He also owned and operated Night Owl Services.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Westboro Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years, Westboro sanitary district and was currently supervisor on the Westboro Town Board. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, camping, his dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his mother, Lena Gumz of Westboro; three children, Joseph of Plainview, Minn., Tara Reamer of Westboro and Kendra (Dave) Eisner of Rib Lake; two brothers, David (Judy) of Westboro and Jim (Kum Sun) of Panama City, Fla.; three grandchildren, Tripp Reamer, and Denver and Lillianna Gumz; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; cousins; and nieces and nephews.

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