Obit: Gumz, Fred L. (1930 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Burbury, Dassow, Gumz, Jalowitz, LaBrec, Scheibe, Shaefer

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 04/18/2013

Gumz, Fred L. (27 MAR 1930 - 14 APR 2013)

Fred L. Gumz, 83, Medford, died on Sunday, April 14 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been a patient for one day. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, with Pastor Cathy Burbury officiating. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 26 from 3 to 7 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Fred Gumz was born on March 27, 1930 in the Town of Holton, Marathon County, to the late Mike and Ella (Shaefer) Gumz. He attended Stetsonville area elementary schools.

On June 16, 1956 in Whittlesey, he married Elaine Dassow, who preceded him in death on June 4, 2001. He worked at Hurd Millwork, for the City of Medford, and retired from Weather Shield, all in Medford.

He was a member of Community United Church of Christ in Medford. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, fixing things and his fruit trees.

Survivors include a daughter, Lori (Brian) Jalowitz of Medford, a sister, Dorothy (Don) Scheibe of Stetsonville, two grandchildren, Makayla and Jackson Jalowitz of Medford, and special friend, Paul LaBrec of Westboro.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed and George.

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