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Henry August Dumke, Sr

Death 5 Jan 1939 (aged 76)
Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
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From the Clear Lake Courier, January of 1938 Contributed by Larry Dumke


A heart attack early Thursday evening, January 5th, took the life of Henry August Dumke, seventy-six year old resident.
Mr. Dumke, who for 30 years has resided at the northwestern edge of Gary, on the site of Gary's first hotel, has been farming some thirty acres and for most of these years has supplied a number of homes here with milk and cream. During the years 1925 to 1932 the Dumke family manufactured ice cream at their home plant and supplied the local establishments.
He was born in Gross Linchen Germany, on September 28, 1862, and came to America in 1883. Two years later, 1885, he married Miss Marie Bork, and resided on a homestead near Altamont, S.D., until 1909, since which time they have resided in Gary.
Nine children were born to this union, three of whom preceded him in death, namely, Mrs. Fred Grabow of Nevis, Minn., Henry, Jr., at Gary, and Alma, at Rochester, Minn.
Besides his wife the survivors are the six grown children, Mrs. Hugh (Emma) Jones of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Alfred (Elsie) Sorenson of Canby, Mrs. Hugo (Margaret) Gooderum of Canby, Mrs. Vernon (Mary) Jorgenson of north of Gary, Mrs. Milton (Johanna) Polk of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Erving (Augusta) Nelson of Brookings, S.D.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, with a service at the home at one o'clock and at the First Evangelical Lutheran church at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. H. Rutz conducted the service and used "Romans 6-23" as his text.
Interment was made at the Grandview cemetery. The pallbearers were Wm. Stanke, Otto Baer, John D. Kenyon, Judd R. Kenyon, Fred Bremer and R. H. Benner. -Gary Interstate.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry August Dumke, Sr (28 Sep 1862–5 Jan 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23979081, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Roger Baer (contributor 46848553) .