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Francis Frederick Mumm was born on December 9, 1933, near Earling, Iowa to parents Peter and Frances (Gross) Mumm. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Earling. He worked at a packing house in Omaha in the winters and helped area farmers in the summers. In 1955 Francis began farming on his own between Earling and Dunlap. On June 6, 1980, Francis married Marilyn Hinkel Harter out on their farm by Evangelist John Lizer. The couple continued to farm in the Dunlap area.
Francis was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dunlap. He took a lot of pride in farming and taking care of his livestock. He will be missed by his devoted horse Misty. He was an avid donor of blood though the Red Cross. He thoroughly enjoyed having his family and friends around. When he could not be outside he would be found watching RFD television.
Francis died on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Dunlap Specialty Care Center from complications of Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia at the age of 85 years and 10 days.
Francis was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Austin, Ivo and Charles Mumm; sister, Marie Blum and a son-in-law, John Davie. He is survived by his wife Marilyn of Dunlap, Iowa; seven children, Kenny and Roberta Mumm of Dunlap, Marilyn Davie of Denison, Iowa Duane Mumm and special friend Lisa Rucker, Jim & Patti Mumm both of Dunlap, Bill and Connie Mumm of Honey Creek, Iowa, Mike and Connie Mumm of Harlan, Iowa and Susan and Pat Frett of Madison, Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; two step-children, Clark & Pam Harter of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Renee Harter and her fiancée Kenny Watson of Iola, Texas; one step-granddaughter; six siblings, Joan Sondag of Harlan, Iowa, Rita and Jim Kloewer of Panama, Iowa, Jerome “Willie” and Shirley Mumm of Harlan, Iowa, Bernice and Gene Stolz of Omaha, Nebraska, Ray and Mary Mumm of Ute, Iowa, and Bob and Diane Mumm of Gilman, Iowa; four sisters-in-law, Verla Mumm of Dunlap, Iowa, Janet Hinkel of Moorhead, Iowa, Joyce Hinkel of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Janet M. Hinkel of Sioux City, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.
The family has asked that memorials be directed to Parkinson's Research Foundation or Dunlap Fire and Rescue.