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Donald A. Cummings

Wed, Jan 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Donald A. Cummings, age 95, of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, January 13, 2014, at the Harmony Care Center in Harmony.

Don was born May 17, 1918 at Elma Iowa to Clyde and Ruth (Garrett) Cummings. He graduated from Elma High School. He married Ann Schwickerath on August 28, 1938 in Saratoga, Iowa. They first lived in Chicago, Illinois where he joined the Army and served in WWII in the Mule Brigade. Following the military they moved to Howard County where they farmed until moving to Fillmore County and continued farming until retiring in 1981. They lived in Leeton, Missouri from 1981 to 1991 when they moved to Canton, Minn. Later they moved to Harmony Manor in Harmony until 2003 when they moved to Heritage Grove Manor in Harmony.

In his early years Don enjoyed various hobbies including farming, gardening, bowling, fishing and going dancing with his wife Ann. He especially enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren. He loved traveling to see family members and going to family reunions.

In later years Don enjoyed watching sports, Wheel of Fortune and visiting with family and friends. Don also enjoyed bird watching and was a longtime member of the Canton Presbyterian Church.

Don is survived by four daughters: Donna (George) Ellis of San Juan, Texas, Marge (Joe) Rhomberg of Texas, Vi Cummings of Harmony, and Ruth (Randy) Zingg of Surprise, Ariz.; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren several great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Bud Cummings of Chicago, Ill.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ann in 2008, a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald (Helga) Cummings, a son-in-law Bob Schneekloth, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 16, at 10 a.m. at the Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton, Minn. Interment will follow at Howard Cemetery, Elma, Iowa.

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