Obit: Cummings, Louise M. (1932 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Cummings, Eisner, Garrow, Giese, Hayes, Johnson, Lentz, Makovsky, Munson, Osbeck, Reichert, Wolfe

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 11/26/2014

Cummings, Louise M. (Garrow) (1 JUN 1932 - 19 NOV 2014)

Louise M. Cummings, 82, town of Ogema, Price County, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Aspirus Medford Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 24 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema, with Rev. Dr. Bob Giese officiating. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema. Pallbearers were Mandy Cummings, Brandon Cummings, Jeremy Wolfe, Alicia Eisner, Jasen Cummings and Garrett Cummings.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Louise Garrow was born on June 1, 1932 in the town of Ogema to the late Edward and Minnie M. (Johnson) Garrow. She attended Centerville and Sunnyside grade schools, and was a 1950 graduate of Westboro High School. She worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis, Minn.

On June 16, 1951 in Ogema, she married Edwin A. Cummings, who preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1987. She worked as a cook and janitor at Jump River School in Ogema, and was a wife and homemaker. She also helped her husband run their dairy farm.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, canning, baking, cooking, reading, going to the casino, and her family.

Survivors include four children, Robert (Rhonda) Cummings, Debbie (Dennis) Reichert, William "Billy" Cummings and Brian (Wendy) Cummings, all of Ogema; three sisters, Violet (Roger) Osbeck of Golden Valley, Minn., Evelyn Munson of Bloomington, Minn., and Ruth (Gary) Makovsky of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Hayes, Jeremy (Traci) Wolfe, Angela (Rance) Lentz, Mandy Cummings, Brandon (Joan) Cummings, Alicia (Jesse) Eisner, Malinda Reichert, and Jasen and Garrett Cummings; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Phillip Garrow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be given to her family to be designated at a later date.

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