Anthony Kummer


August 8, 1928 - August 4, 2018


Anthony Kummer, 89, of Mitchell died, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.  Funeral services will be 11:30 am Monday, August 6, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Parkston.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Anthony Joseph Kummer was born August 8, 1928 in Parkston, SD to Anthony F. and Elizabeth M. (Jungwirth) Kummer. He attended school at Sacred Heart Parochial in Parkston. He served 2 years in the military in Korea with the 987th AFA. He served 22 years in the National Guard and retired as an SFC-E7.

He married Kaye Magstadt on February 28, 1957. He lived in Parkston until 1981, when he moved to Mitchell. He worked at Parkston Creamery, Vern’s Body Shop, Ritter-Walz Implement, and as a custodian at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, and DWU and retired in 1990.

Anthony was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, a life-long member of the VFW, American Legion, SD Enlisted Men’s Association, and National Enlisted Men’s Association. He was also a member of the National Association for Uniformed Services, Post EMTA, and was a member of Knights of Columbus since 1946.

He is survived by his wife, Kaye Kummer, Mitchell; children Mark Kummer, Pensacola, FL, Lyle Kummer, Sioux Falls, Scott Kummer, Charlotte, NC; Kathy Sibson, Mitchell, and Lisa Janis, Sioux Falls; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Theresa Bigge, Sioux Falls, Lewis Kummer, Omaha, Marlene Olson, Goldsboro, NC, Dorothy Osak Visalia, CA, Duane Kummer, Mitchell, SD, Joanne Hegg, Mitchell, and Carol Long, Omaha.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Norman Kummer, Florian Kummer, and Elizabeth Degen.


None Scheduled


Monday, August 6, 2018
11:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Parkston, SD

Posted by Susan kellar on August 15, 2018
I am glad to have met him interesting person . God Bless
Posted by Beverly Gowan Kummer and Brandy Kummer on August 14, 2018
Brandy will miss her grandpa very much. I know Tony knew how much Brandy loved him .
He will be missed. Brandy will miss his letters.
Condolences to the,Kummer family
Posted by Fred Pilliod (Laura) on August 8, 2018
Our sympathy to the Kummer family as we here in Swanton, Ohio were first cousins to Sonny. My mother was Ann Jungwirth Pilliod, sister to Elizabeth Kummer, Sonny's mother. Have many cherished memories about the Kummer family. They all were a great family. We will miss him and his correspondence keeping in touch. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Char and Charles Rokusek on August 7, 2018
We send our prayers and thoughts to the Kummer Family. I (Charles) remember all of you from our time in Parkston, South Dakota. I am living in Sioux Falls with my wife Char. We will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Time and faith will help you in your time of need.
Posted by Kay & Gary Shafer on August 7, 2018
We send our Sympathy to the Kummer families. May all the good Memories of life with Tony bring you Comfort & Peace all the days..

He was a faithfilled person, may he enjoy the Happiness of Heaven, he so richly deserves.

We are in Yellowstone with one our daughters & grandkids, sorry we cannot attend his funeral.
Posted by Fr. Michael Schneider on August 7, 2018
Your family is in my prayers.
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