|Death: ||May 26, 2005|
Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - May 28, 2005
Deceased Name: Donald M. Chick Dumais
MN United States
Donald M. 'Chick' Dumais, our wonderful father and grandfather was called home to the Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth at the age of 87, surrounded by his loving family. Chick was born in Warroad, Minn., on March 25, 1918. He lost his mother at the age of six and was raised by his maternal grandparents, Archie and Clemence Dumais. Chick enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and served overseas for 39 months. He was involved in three campaigns in the Pacific Theater, Guadacanal in 1942, Guam in 1944 and Iwo Jima in 1945. Dad witnessed the raising of the United States flag on Mt. Surabachi at Iwo Jima. He married Peggy Ammerman on Nov. 6, 1947. He moved the family to Silver Bay in 1954 and worked for Hunkin-Arundel and Dixon, building what was to become Reserve Mining Company. He was employed by Reserve from 1956 until his retirement in 1983. Dad will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit and story telling ability. He was a gifted athlete growing up in Warroad and was inducted into the Warroad Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Chick was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Peggy in 1997; his mother, Johanna, 1924; grandfather, Archie, 1947; grandmother, Clemence, 1960; grandson, Erik Hansen, 1981; aunt, Eva Thoele; and uncles, Bill, Peter, John and Charles Dumais. He is survived by sons, Frank (Annette) of Winnipeg, Donnie (Melinda) of Chandler, Ariz., John (Teresa) of Duluth, Bob of Silver Bay; daughters, Denise (Bryan) Hansen of Sartell, Minn., and Mary Mattila of Silver Bay; aunt, Pauline Stergios, San Diego, Calif. Dad will be greatly missed by his loving grandchildren, Heather, Luke and Derek Mattila, Holly, (Shawn) Jouppi, Laura and Jaclyn Dumais, Bret Hansen; step-grandchildren, Allison DiCola, Brian (Heidi) Castelein; and his great-grandchildren, Dylan and Elliana Jouppi; and step-great-grandchildren, Joey and Christian DiCola and Anders Castelein. The family would like to thank the medical staff at St. Mary's Hospital and Hospice for their wonderful care and kindness. We would like to especially thank the entire staff at the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Silver Bay for the excellent care and friendship extended to our father during the past two and a half years. Dad, (Grandpa), we will miss you greatly. Never forgotten-Forever loved-You're finally home! MEMORIAL MASS:11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Silver Bay, Minn. Private burial will be at Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements by Cavallin Funeral Home.
Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 08, 2010
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