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Rev. Durlan Kenneth Dumm

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Rev. Durlan Kenneth Dumm Obituary
Rev. Durlan
Kenneth Dumm
was taken by the angels to his home in heaven on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 following a short illness. He was born in Akron, Ohio on July 12, 1922 to the late William H. and Sarah (Reighard) Dumm. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Dumm. Beloved husband of almost 68 years to Alice Sutherland Dumm, whom he married on June 11, 1944. He was a graduate of Kenmore High School in Akron, Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He served as the senior pastor of Grace Evangelical Church in Youngstown, Ohio; Zion Evangelical Church in Elliston, Ohio; Hope United Methodist Church in Akron, Ohio; Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville, Ohio and four years as Youth Minister at the Westbrook Park UMC in Canton, Ohio. He retired from the ministry in 1984 from the Christ UMC. After his retirement, he and Alice moved to Winter Haven, Fla., where he was the minister of the Carefree Country Club Chapel for 16 years.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Dumm; son, Larry (Linda) Dumm of Nevada, Ohio; daughters, Darlene (Mark) Schaefer of Winter Haven, Fla. and Marlene Dumm of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren, Heather Kerns, Nathan Scherdin, Lisa Dumm and Lane Dumm; and his cherished great-grandchildren, Trevor, Tyler and Trey Kerns. Durlan enjoyed traveling to several foreign countries, watching sports and working on his computer. He was blessed by the lives the Lord gave him to work with in his ministry. He believed that 'seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness' was the highest of all calls. His family will miss him and they remember with love all that he meant to them.
A celebration of life, in Rev. Dumm's memory, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 in the Bennett Chapel of Copeland Oaks, 1800 S. 15th Street, Sebring, Ohio. A committal service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Hope United Methodist Church, 2650 Cory Ave., Akron, Ohio. Rev. Dr. Scott Wilson and Rev. Dr. Jim Skinner will officiate the services. The family is honored to have the Stier-Israel Funeral Home handle the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Copeland Oaks Care Foundation.
Stier-Israel Funeral Home
& Cremation Service

Published in The Repository on June 8, 2012
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