|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1893|
|Death: ||May 10, 1971|
Her obituary from Janet Flickenger is in my files, it reads:
Mrs. Theresa Marie Dumler, 77, 411 E. 5th St., died suddenly at her home Mon. afternoon (May 10, 1971). Her body was discovered by her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Everette Dumler, who called at the home at about 6:30 p.m. to tell her of the drowning death of a gt. grandson in Illinois. Apparently in good health, Mrs. Dumler made a routine visit to her physician early in the afternoon accompanied by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Everett Dumler. It was believed that she died shortly after returning to her home. Born Dec. 31, 1893, in Russell Co., she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Herber. She was married to David J. Dumler, May 15, 1913. He died in Russell, Nov. 7, 1947. An active member of the St. John Lutheran church, Mrs. Dumler was a housewife and homemaker with a wide circle of friends. Her son Harold is an accountant associated with Elmer Fox and Co. and her other son, Everett, is a mgr. of the Russell Chamber of Commerce. Her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Goddard, lives in Springfield, MO.
Other survivors are four brothers, Henry, Guymond, OK; Emanuel, Sioux City, IA; Conrad, Gorham; and Ernest, Spearfield, SD; two sisters, Mrs. Nick Anschutz, Albuquerque, NM; and Mrs. Julius Mai, Russell; 12 grandchildren and 18 gt. grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thurs. May 13, (1971) in St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Earnest Pihl officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pohlman's Russell Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
The Dumlers lived on a farm for a number of years before moving to Russell to open the City Dairy in its former Fossil St. Location. Later they operated a restaurant here. Following Mr. Dumler's death, Mrs. Dumler was a cook in the school cafeteria program until she retired several yeas ago.
(Note: Gt. Grandson was Jeffery Oberly, 15, who died in a canoeing accident Wed. in Lexington, IL. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goddard.).
Funeral Card from the Russell County Kansas Historical Society reads:
(Theresa Marie Dumler)
Date of Birth - December 31, 1893
Date of Death - May 10, 1971
Place and Time of Service - St. John Lutheran Church, Thursday, May 13, 1971, 3 p.m.
Clergyman - Rev. Ernest P. Pihl
Music - Lead Kindly Light
Soloist - Mr. E. H. Sewell
Organist - Mrs. Howard Vladar
Casket Bearers - Raymond Beck, Don Wolfe, Earl Rogg, Leon Dumler, Richard Mai, Edward Yeager
Interment - St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell, Kansas
Service Arrangements Entrusted to - Pohlman's Mortuary, Russell, Kansas
Theresa Marie Dumler, daughter of Martin and Anna (Funk) Herber, was born December 31, 1893, in Russell County, Kansas. She departed this life from a sudden illness on May 10, 1971, at her home. She was 77 years, 4 months and 9 days of age.
Nearly all her life was lived in and around Russell and she received her basic education in the schools of this area. Her childhood was typical of a young girl and her activities revolved around the family and farm life.
On May 15, 1913, she was united in marriage to David J. Dumler and this union was blessed with three children, Esther, Harold and Everett. The family lived nearly all their life in Russell where they operated a cafe at the north end of the business district on Main Street.
After the death of her husband on November 7, 1947, she ceased the operation of the cafe and began working in the cafeteria at Bickerdyke Elementary School. This was a position that she thoroughly enjoyed and she looked forward to each new school year with great anticipation, because of the pleasure she received from working with children.
Theresa was a baptized and confirmed member of the St. John Lutheran Church and remained a steadfast member until her death.
Those who preceded her in death were her husband, and one brother, Carl Herber.
Survivors include her two sons, Harold and Everett, both of Russell, and her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Goddard, Springfield, Missouri; four brothers, Henry Herbert, Guymon, Oklahoma; Emanuel, Sioux City, Iowa, Conrad, Gorham, Kansas; and Ernest, Spearfish, South Dakota; also two sisters, Mrs. Nick (Mollie) Anschutz, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Mrs. Julius (Lena) Mai, Russell; 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; several other relatives and a host of friends.
David J. Dumler (1892 - 1947)
Harold Leon Dumler (1917 - 1997)*
Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Glenda B.
Record added: Feb 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84882687