November 24, 2020

Stevens County Times

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Edward “Eddie” Dummer

Edward “Eddie” Dummer age 77, of Alexandria, MN passed away peacefully at his home, on October 28, 2020. Eddie was born July 1, 1943 to Edward and Gertrude (Posl) Dummer in Bird Island, MN.

Eddie came to Donnelly, MN in 1973, where he became General Manager of the Donnelly Co-op. As he became involved in the community, included the Volunteer Fire Department, City council member, which later he stepped into the roll of Mayor of Donnelly.

On July 26, 1975, him and Patti Volker were married at Assumption Parish in Morris, MN. To this union, three sons were born. Eric, Jeremy and Justin. Eddie worked various other jobs when he ‘finally’ retired to their lake home, on Lake Darling near Alexandria. While he was ‘supposedly retired’ Eddie, worked at the Alex Golf Course, Elden’s Foods, Runestone Comm. Center, driving Zamboni and selling ‘adult beverages’ at the concession stand during Blizzard Hockey games. He grew fond of being at the rink, and when Alexandria’s curling league formed, he became their “Ice Man” preparing the ice for their curling matches.

Eddie became a Master Gardener in 2001, which he enjoyed very much. He was active setting up bus tours, Let’s Get Growing Spring seminar, and Supt. of Horticulture during the Doug. Cty. Fair. He was recently recognized by the University of MN Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County and selected as Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer for 2020 unanimously by his fellow volunteers.

Eddie is survived by his loving wife, Patti. Sons: Eric & friend Melissa of Alexandria, grandsons Devin and Dayton. Jeremy & Pam of Otsego, grandson Tristan Schultz. Justin & Katie of Alexandria, granddaughters Kylee and Alexis. Brothers: Jerry & Elaine, Kenyon ~ Roger & Donna, Alexandria ~ Eldy & Lee, Bird Island ~ Donnie of Bird Island ~ Doug & Chris, Sartell, ~ sister-in-law Bev Dummer, Blue Earth. Sisters: Janice & Gary Abraham, Bird Island ~ Sister MaryLou Dummer OSB, St. Paul. Preceded before him were his parents and infant brother Robert and brother Richard.

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