NEW ULM - George Dummer, 77, of New Ulm and formerly of St. George, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at St. George Catholic Church in St. George with Father Tony Hesse celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery-Soldier's Rest Section with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the St. George Catholic Church and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Monday. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.
George is survived by his wife, Jean Dummer of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Tom Coffman of West Concord; sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Brenda Dummer of New Ulm, John and Jennifer Dummer of Fergus Falls; grandchildren, Matt (Nicki) Dummer, Rachel (Doug) Hoffmann, Dan (Alysha) Coffman, Ali Coffman, Meg Coffman, Evan Dummer, Paul Dummer, Naomi Dummer; great grandchildren, Emma Hoffmann, Ellie Hoffmann; and a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Pat Dummer of New Ulm. He was preceded in death by his parents.
George Joseph Dummer was born on Jan. 10, 1935 in New Ulm to Edward F. and Helen V. (Wendinger) Dummer. On June 4, 1957 he was united in marriage to Jean Windschitl at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. George dearly loved his family. He was blessed with 55 years of marriage to his wife Jean, who tenderly cared for him during his last years. His family brought him a great deal of happiness. He loved farm life, animals, and the woods. He was a 3rd generation farmer who farmed on the land in West Newton Township that his grandfather started farming on in 1879. He is proud that his son Ken, and grandson Matt now farm on the same land. He farmed for 48 years until his retirement in 2005. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1955 to February 1957 as a tank mechanic. During his military service, he was stationed in Germany and enjoyed traveling throughout Europe. George had many hobbies including antique tractors, player pianos, flying, spearing, fishing, trap shooting, apple cider making, and making maple syrup. His family continues many of these traditions. He also enjoyed history, reading and listening to old time music. George was a member of the St. George Catholic Church, St. Joseph's Catholic United and Catholic Order of Foresters of St. George, and the V.F.W. and D.A.V. of New Ulm.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the the San Lucas Toliman Mission or to the donor's choice.