Clarence Roger Kumm, 88, of Fergus FallsPublished 6:31am Monday, March 4, 2013 Updated 8:33am Monday, March 4, 2013
He was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Fergus Falls, the son of Otto and Jennie (Fuchs) Kumm. He always held close ties to his family. He began a career farming in Carlisle Township with his brother, Arnold.
In 1961, he fell in love, leaving the country behind for the city when he married Ramona Trosvig-Boese on Jan. 15, 1961, in Fergus Falls, and opening his heart to her daughter, Brenda K. Boese.
The two would later grow their family, welcoming Jeffrey and Jonathan into the world.
Clarence was always willing to work hard and enjoyed helping others. This was most evident in the joy he had working for School District 544. He loved being a part of all the children’s lives that walked through his schools halls. He greeted each with a smile.
His free time was spent fishing, hunting and snowmobiling with his sons. He loved to cut wood.
Clarence was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by his brothers, Rolla and Arnold, a baby sister, and nephews Robert Marquardt and Arne Kumm.
Survivors include his wife, Ramona; a daughter, Brenda Boese; sons, Jeffrey and Jonathan; grandchildren, Brandon (Katie) Rathert, Hannah and Sydney Kumm; and great-grandchildren, Stella, Sophie, Scarlett and Sawyer Rathert; and sister, Evelyn (Russell) Marquardt.
Visitation: Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, at First United Church of Christ, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Rev. Tom Gard
Burial: First United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Fergus Falls
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Condolences: www .olsonfuneralhome.com