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Prentice Cummings

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Prentice C. Cummings, 91

Prentice C. Cummings, age 91, of Rensselaer, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Jasper County Hospital. Prentice was born in Birdseye, Indiana on May 31, 1920. He was the son of Adrian Cummings and Ona A. (Jones) Cummings Giles. He was a graduate of Ladoga (Ind.) High School and attended Lafayette Business College.

On December 10, 1942, in Virgie, Indiana, Prentice married Doris Rockwell who preceded him in death on January 18, 2012. He and Doris had lived in Brownsburg, Indiana, returning to Rensselaer in 1991.

Prentice served in the United States Navy from October, 1941, to October, 1945. He was employed with the Jasper County Co-Op from 1940 to 1966 and with Indiana Farm Bureau from 1966 until his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Rensselaer, Gideon's International and American Legion Post 0029.

Prentice is survived by his loving children, Roger (Judy) Cummings, son, Rensselaer, Janet (Steve) Hurley, daughter, Rensselaer, Donn (Tanya) Cummings, son, Brownsburg, IN, Carol (Steve) Gottschalk, daughter, Rochester, IN, and Anne (Duane) Judd, daughter, Clermont, IN; 21 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Prentice was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris; and two brothers, Allen Ray and William Paul Cummings.

Friends may call at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor John Hostetter officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery with military rites.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon's International, the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rensselaer or Jasper County Hospital Home Healthcare and Hospice. See

Published in the Journal & Courier on May 15, 2012
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