Obit: Humke, Everett Dale (1925 – 2015)


Surnames: Humke, Fischer, Stewart, Glover, Paulson

---------Source: Rochester Post Bulletin (Rochester, MN) 17 Apr 2015

Humke, Everett Dale (4 NOV 1925 – 15 APR 2015)
Everett Dale Humke, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Mayo Hospice with his wife and daughter by his side.

Everett was born Nov. 4, 1925, in Clark County, Wis., to Theodore and Adeline (Fischer) Humke. He grew up on the family farm, attended school in Greenwood, Wis., and enlisted in the United States Navy the day before his 18th birthday. Everett served in World War II as a sonar operator on the USS Harry E. Hubbard, a destroyer, in the Pacific Theatre.

Following his military service, Everett attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, graduating with a teaching degree. He taught school in Spencer, Wis., and it was through working as a loan collector during the summer months that he eventually transitioned to working in finance and banking. Everett attended banking schools at Columbus, Ohio, Norman, Okla., and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He moved to Rochester in 1956 to work at Olmsted County Bank, and later worked at Marquette Bank, Olmsted Federal Savings and Loan and United Financial. He retired from banking in 1986, and worked another three years in mortgage lending at Margaretten Mortgage Corporation before fully retiring.

Everett married the love of his life, Mary Stewart, on Aug. 5, 1949, in a double wedding ceremony with Mary's sister and brother-in-law. They were married for 65 years this past August.
Everett was active in the Exchange Club, the Elks and the Masonic Lodge. Following retirement, he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He was an avid golfer and a devoted family man.
Everett is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Shelly Glover (Jon) and Christie Paulson (Rick); and grandchildren, Grace and Eli Glover.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Channel One Food Bank, The Salvation Army or Christ United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.

A celebration of his life will be held at at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Christ United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nancy Wheeler Handlon officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the narthex of the church.

Interment will occur at a later date.

Online condolences are welcome at



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