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Everett E. Cumbee

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Everett E. Cumbee

Everett E. Cumbee, 79, of Salem passed away at Salem Care and Rehab on June 1, 2017. Funeral mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salem. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 pm on Monday with a 3 pm rosary and 7 pm prayer service all at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem.

Everett E. Cumbee was born October 24, 1937 in Charleston, SC to Mr. and Mrs. Everett L. Cumbee. He graduated from Murray Vocational High School in 1956 and joined the US Air Force that same year. He served three years in Germany and was discharged in 1962. He met his wife, Doris Koch, in Omaha, NE and they were married there March 3, 1962. They had four children Daniel, Susan, Paul, and Tammy. After they were married they moved to Salem, SD and lived there the rest of their lives. In 1967 Everett went to work for Northern States Power Co. which became Xcel Energy. He retired July 31, 1997 after 30 years and 3 months.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus fourth degree. He served as Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight, District Deputy and State Membership Director. He served as the president of the McCook County Republicans for eight years and McCook County for Life for eight years as well.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris; two sons, Daniel R. (Angie) and Paul E. (Kitty), two daughters, Susan L (John) Dushaj and Tamara; grandchildren, Melissa (Ryan) Esser, Ryan (Ashley) Cumbee, Luke Cumbee, Katrina Dushaj, Morina Dushaj, Chad Cumbee, Chloe Cumbee, Curtis Cumbee, Jacob King, Joseph King, Jordan King; great-grandchildren, Keira Esser, Tristen Esser, and Jace Esser; and two sisters, Barbara Thornlow and Maggie Thomasson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and his sister.
Published in The Argus Leader on June 3, 2017
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