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Leo Gustave Dumke

January 2, 1919 February 23, 2016
Leo Gustave Dumke
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Leo G. Dumke, 97, of Oconto, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Woodland Villages, Oconto. Leo was born January 2, 1919 in the Town of Grover to the late August and Theresa (Seefeldt) Dumke. He married Carroll Ihde on June 1, 1946. Leo cared for his loving wife Carroll in their home, following her stroke in 2001 until they moved to Woodland Villages in January of 2015. He was an especially loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. Leo served his country in the U.S. Army from April 7, 1942 until August 28, 1945. During WWII Leo served as Staff Sergeant with the 4th Fighter Squadron 52nd Fighter Group in Air Combat Balkans, Northern and Southern France, Rhineland, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines and PO Valley. He received the Good Conduct Metal, Presidential Unit Citation and 1st AF 44 with Oak Leaf Cluster. After the war Leo and his brother Ed ran Dumke Brothers Farm Supply in County Line. Leo remained there until his retirement at the age of 65, turning the business over to his two sons. He was a renowned magneto repairman, and you could hear Leo whistling as he went about his work and while pursuing his favorite hobbies of woodworking, berry picking, and making maple syrup, wine, and sauerkraut. He loved spending time at Leo and Carroll’s Play Ground up north with his family and anyone who stopped by. He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting and fishing. He realized two of his hunting dreams when he got to go Elk and Moose hunting. He was a member of the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, the V.F.W. and the Bohemian Lodge.

Leo is survived by his loving wife, Carroll Dumke, Oconto, son Richard and Wendy (Lipp) Dumke, three daughters, Sandra and Victor Heitzkey, Barbara and James Shufelt, Darlene and Paul Meagher. Ten grandchildren, Eric (Tracey) Dumke, Salinas CA, Danielle Dumke, Green Bay, Amy Dumke, Green Bay, Jennifer (Brian) Baker, Peshtigo, Adam (Kellie) Heitzkey, Cedarburg, Mark (Amy) Heitzkey, Chanahan, IL, Paul (Carol) Heitzkey, Madison, Dan (Alicia) Meagher, DePere, Amanda Meagher, Madison, Marissa Meagher, Minneapolis, MN, seventeen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law John and Susan (Wasurick) Dumke, four brothers, Frank (Mildred) Dumke, Irving (Erna) Dumke, Edward (Evelyn) Dumke, Henry Dumke, seven sisters, Augusta (George) Abel, Alvina (Edward) Jedwabny, Louise (Martin) Reinke, Elsie (William) Patz, Bertha (Harold) Hubbard, Ida (Dick) Gove and Lena (Arno) Kuhn

The family will receive relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 4 to 8 PM Friday, March 4, 2016. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 5 from 10 to 11 AM at the First American Lutheran Church. Memorial Services will be held 11 AM Saturday at the church with the Rev. Mary Zupansic officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

The family of Leo would like to give their Heartfelt thanks to everyone on staff at Woodland Villages, (we wish we could name all of you individually) for the kind and loving care he received while in your care.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

4

Mar

4:00 PM 3/4/2016 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/4/2016 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

5

Mar

10:00 AM 3/5/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/5/2016 11:00:00 AM
First American Lutheran Church

511 Madison St.
Oconto, WI 54153

First American Lutheran Church
511 Madison St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

5

Mar

11:00 AM 3/5/2016 11:00:00 AM
First American Lutheran Church

511 Madison St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Memorial service by Rev. Mary Zupansic.

First American Lutheran Church
511 Madison St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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