Wayne Owen Kumm, 82, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, July 12, 2010 at his residence.
He was born July 7, 1928 in White, Neb. to Emil and Mabel Kumm.
Wayne graduated high school in Dallas, S.D. in 1946. He was a veteran of World War II serving three years in the U.S. Army Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank of SGT in 1949. Wayne married Alma Jean McNabb Nov. 4, 1949. He completed flying school in 1954 and spent the next 37 years in aviation as chief pilot and operations manager for L.M. Berry Company and briefly with Columbus Gas of Ohio. He retired in 1991 then moved to Punta Gorda. Member of Miamisburg Masonic Lodge in Ohio for 40 years. He was a loving father, brother and friend who will be missed, but not forgotten.
Survived by two sons, Steven Kumm of Canal Winchester, Ohio and Ardell McNabb of Newport, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Lois Kumm of Gahanna, Ohio; brother, Ray Kumm of Oregon; two sisters, Donna McClaskey of Oregon and Jean Beals of Washington state; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Alma; son, Terry; and brothers, Jim and Don.
Graveside services and military honors by a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the guestbook and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.