Robert F. “Bob” Kummer

Last Updated on November 13, 2015 by cassnetwork

kummer Robert F. “Bob” Kummer, 93, of Logansport, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 in Woodbridge Health Campus.

Born March 18, 1922, in Logansport, Bob was the son of the late Fritz and Bess(Kipfer) Kummer.

Bob was a 1940 graduate of Logansport High School.

Bob was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran serving in World War II. In 1943, he graduated from Southwestern University in Memphis, Tennessee as a cadet, He was an instructor pilot for French and Turkish pilots who were sent to the United States to be trained to fly bombers. In 1957 he retired from the U.S. Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant.

On July 11, 1955, in Logansport, he was married to Lavena E. (Seager) Kummer.  She preceded in death Feb. 9, 2009.

Bob spent 25 years at Delco Electronics in Kokomo, retiring in 1980 as the maintenance supervisor of Plant #8.
He had a spontaneous sense of humor and enjoyed sharing funny stories with anyonehe met.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeanie Jones and her husband Steve of Logansport andVicki Champion of Belvidere, IL; one son Richard Zimmerman and his wife Bev of Englewood, Florida; eight grandchildren Greg (Sandi) Korreckt of Logansport, Amy Hasty of Anchorage, Alaska, Michele Champion, Colin Champion and  Myria (Kenny) Tindle, all of Belvidere, IL, and Cynthia Parise, Timothy Zimmerman and Richard Zimmerman, all of Michigan; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his former wife Mary Rossi Lynch, two sisters Marge (Max) Ball and Dorothy (Charles) Pogensick; one brother James (Gayle) Kummer and one son-in-law, Bob Champion.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Robert Kummer will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 16th in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Jacob Fisher officiating.

Interment, with full military honors, will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15th in the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LHS Berry Boosters or the Cass County Humane Society

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