Don Commings, 95, of Harmony
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:00 AM
Don Cummings, 95, of Harmony, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Harmony Care Center in Harmony.
He 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 Aug. 28, 1938, in Saratoga, Iowa. They first lived in Chicago, Ill., 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. They continued farming in Fillmore County until retiring in 1981.
They lived in Leeton, Mo., from 1981 to 1991 when they moved to Canton. Later they moved to Harmony Manor in Harmony until moving to Heritage Grove Manor in Harmony in 2003.
In his early years, he enjoyed various hobbies including farming, gardening, bowling, fishing and going dancing with his wife. He especially enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren. He loved traveling to see family members and going to family reunions.
In later years, he enjoyed watching sports, Wheel of Fortune and visiting with family and friends. He also enjoyed bird watching and was a longtime member of the Canton Presbyterian Church.
He 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.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Bud Cummings of Chicago, Ill.
He is preceded in death by 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 were held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton. Interment followed at Howard Cemetery in Elma, Iowa.
Lindstrom Funeral Home assisted with the funeral arrangements.