Thomas Mathew Dummer
1932 ~ 2018
Captain Tom Dummer, age 85, recently of Edina, MN, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 26,2018. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita.
Tom was born in 1932 during the depression, the youngest of eight children to Stella and William Dummer. His father died when he was just 4 years old. This left his family in a bad spot. He often told stories of how poor they were, having to paint the shoes on their feet, the food on the plates and the furniture on the walls. He grew up fast, being taught by his older brothers and sisters and at the age of seven began working on nearby farms for the summer.
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James N. Bates
1938 ~ 2018
Captain Jim Bates, age 80, passed away on July 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born in Brookings, S.D to Gipson and Elsie Bates. He attended high school in Dawson, MN and college at South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D. He met his wife Caryl of 58 years in Dawson and they were married March 19, 1960.
In 1961 Jim joined the US Marine Corps and entered Officer Training at Quantico, VA. Once commissioned received orders for pre-flight training at Pensacola, FL. After earning his wings, Jim was assigned to USMC Squadron HMM-264 at MCAS New River, NC.
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R. Keith Henderson
Captain Keith Henderson, age 77, passed away at home in Cadiz, Ohio on May 18, 2018. He was born March 13, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Dr. George Edgar and Sarah McCollum Henderson. He graduated from Ohio State University where he studied psychology and completed USAF ROTC.
Keith served in the Air Force flying the C-130 in support of operations in Vietnam. He made several assault type landings at Khe Sanh while the airfield was under fire. After serving in Southeast Asia Keith flew the C-141 with the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord. He was a 40 year member of the Cadiz American Legion.
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Gary Ray Hutterball
1944 ~ 2018
Captain Gary Hutterball, age 74, a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Thursday June 21st due to health complications. How do you write an obituary about someone who was such an original? There was no one like Gary and to try to honor his life through words can be overwhelming, but we will try. Gary Ray Hutteball was born on July 3, 1944 in Pasco, WA to loving parents Yvonne Hutteball (Davis) and Douglas Hutteball. His earliest years were in Pasco, but the family later moved to Kennewick just across the Columbia River.
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Donald A. Lundvall
Captain Donald Alvin Lundvall, age 78, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, went home with his Savior to heaven October 29, 2017. He was born June 27, 1939 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Harold Algot and Ebba Astrid (Saleen) Lundvall. Don grew up on the Saleen family farm south of Ogallah, Kansas where he became an avid outdoorsman at an early age.
He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church (a.k.a. Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Emanuel Church) south of Ogallah, Kansas where he played the piano regularly. He attended Sunny Slope School through eighth grade, a one room country school house, located south of Ogallah, Kansas.
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John R. Scholl
1924 ~ 2018
Captain John R. Scholl, age 94, passed away in Seminole, Florida on May 2, 2018. John was born the son of J. Frederick and Eda (Brown) on January 4, 1924 in White, South Dakota.
John’s father owned a door business in Hastings, Minnesota; the family lived on a small farm near town. John and NWA pilot Wally Webber attended the same high school, John a year behind Wally. At age 14 years John was driving himself and a teacher to school. While John was a rural athletic kid by nature, he surprised many by acknowledging he took violin lessons during high school.
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