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George Kummer

Posted 3/04/14 (Tue)

Funeral services for George V. Kummer, 83, of Keene, N.D., were held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Assembly of God Church in Watford City, N.D., with Pastor Adrian Timmons of Johnson Corners Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment with military honors was held in Union Cemetery in Keene, N.D.
George V. Kummer was born in Croff, N.D., to Fredrick August Kummer and Agnes Wherley on June 5, 1930. George served his country in the U.S. Army where he worked with the mules in the mule trains. George married Bonnie Brodhead on Aug. 4, 1956. He worked for Vernon Brown Septic Services; after Vernon Brown closed, he started his own septic service business. During that time he also did farming, ranching, custom farming and drove a school bus for 48 years. He enjoyed fishing, and bowling; having bowled on a league in Watford City and he also enjoyed playing cards, two of his favorite games included Whist and Pinochle. George never met a stranger, always having a grin on his face. He enjoyed pulling pranks on people, especially the nurses. He enjoyed working on his farm and machinery. Never turned down a sandwich, because grease isn’t dirty, “Its clean grease” was his favorite saying. His cows were one of his prized possessions, knowing them all by name. He could even tell calf belonging to which cow. George tried to help everybody, which some say he was a legend around the community.
George died on Feb. 23, 2014, at McKenzie County Hospital in Watford City, N.D.
George is survived by his wife, Bonnie Kummer; son, Joseph Lee (Donna) Kummer; eight grandchildren, Tara (Justin) Cabarett, Ashley Sattler, Roman Sattler, Brey Kummer, Brandon Kummer, Cody Kummer, Raeni (Josh) Kummer Murray and Jada Kummer; and four great- grandchildren, Gauge Baxter, Toreyn Murray, Sofee Murray and Talia Murray.
George is preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Agnes Kummer; daughters, Lana Swensrud and Tracy Kummer; sons, Gordon Kummer and Vincent Kummer; and sister, Ella Lock.
Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.