Deloris Maxine (Collins) Kummer, 91, of Great Falls, died of natural causes Thursday, August 2, at Missouri River Care & Rehabilitation Center.
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Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery. A celebration of life at Eagle's Lodge will follow immediately. Croxford Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Deloris was born April 9, 1921 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Bert and Nettie (Jones) Collins. In her early years the family moved to Great Falls. She married Raymond C. Kummer on April 25, 1939 in Great Falls.
She was employed by Columbus Hospital as a cook for 17 years. She also worked as a cook for Murph's Bowling Alley. She was formerly a member of the Eagle's Auxiliary. She belonged to the Eagle's Clown Club. She worked as a volunteer at Columbus Hospital, and she was lovingly known as the "candy lady" at her place of residence, Eagle's Manor.
She loved fishing, boating and cooking. She traveled to Europe twice, visiting Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Austria. Most of all she loved her family and children.
She is survived by her sons Raymond B. (Kathy) of Belt, Patrick C. of Great Falls and Rodney L. (Carol) of Great Falls; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; two sisters; her husband, Ray in 1975; a son, Leonard in 2011; and a grandson, Rickie Nathan.
Donations may be made to The Gift of Life, c/o Benefis Healthcare, 1101 26th Street South, Great Falls MT 59406
Condolences may be posted online at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 5, 2012