Kenneth Dwight Dummer

Kenneth Dwight Dummer


Kenneth Dwight Dummer passed away, on July 5th, 2022, at home in Kirksville, Missouri at the age 82.

Ken was born July 19th, 1939, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to William Dummer and Edith Dummer. Ken attended and graduated from high school in Cameron, Wisconsin. He played on the Cameron football and basketball teams.

Ken enlisted in the Army after high school. When he returned from Germany, Ken attended, played basketball at Rice Lake community college, and finished getting his teaching degree at the University of Oshkosh. Ken and Janet Dummer, also from Cameron, were married in 1962. The two had recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Ken taught for several years at elementary schools in Wisconsin ending with his final six years of teaching a sixth-grade class in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. In the summer of 1976, Ken, wife Janet and sons Dwight and Mark moved out to Ferndale, Washington. Not long after moving to Ferndale Ken started working at ARCO oil refinery as an operator and retired nearly 20 years later.

Ken enjoyed traveling with his wife Janet. They traveled across the United States and enjoyed many sites. Ken enjoyed watching baseball, football, swimming with his grandsons, playing cards, making, and consuming ice cream. After moving to Kirksville, MO in 2006, Ken spent several years in retirement working with adults with disabilities.

Ken is survived by his wife Janet Dummer, his sons Mark Dummer and Dwight Dummer, wife Shari, grandsons Brett Dummer and Nick Dummer, wife Keeghan, and great granddaughter Morgan Dummer.

Other survivors include, brothers Dwayne Dummer, wife Wendy, Jack Hoff, wife Tami. And many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents William and Edith (Nelson, Hoff, Locke), sister Marsha Dummer, sister Vicki Hoff, and brother Bill Dummer.

Arrangements are being made by Travis Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville.

Memorial service will be held later at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kirksville First Church of God, 2900 S. Haliburton St. , Kirksville, MO 63501.

The family is thankful to Dr. Ramadoss and the nurses at George Rae Cancer Center, Compassus Hospice for their support and care, and the kindness of the staff at Travis Noe Funeral Services. Thank you for all the calls, texts, stories, and prayers as each one has been treasured.

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