KEWANEE – Donald A. “Zum” Zumber, 95, of Kewanee, died at 7:15 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Hillcrest Home in rural Geneseo.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post #31 in Kewanee.
He was born December 19, 1923 in Kewanee, the son of Joseph and Mary (Orgazalek) Zumber. He had been married to Marcella Walker. Survivors include a son, Matthew Zumber of Kewanee, three daughters; Diane “DeeDee” (Douglas) Whisker of San Marcos, CA, Susan Holste of Elk Grove Village, IL and Mary (Jeff) McClain of Westerville, OH, six grandchildren; Darren (Liz) Whisker, David (Laurel) Whisker, Stephanie Holste, Scott Holste Jr., Madison McClain and Mitchell McClain and two great grandchildren, Portia Hartson-Whisker and Dimitri Whisker. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters; Barbara Gibson, Helen Lippens and Lucille Horsley and his brother, Bernard Zumber.
Don graduated from Kewanee High School in 1942 and served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He had worked at Maid Rite Sandwich Shop and as a welder at Kewanee Boiler Corporation until his retirement. He had been a member of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and was currently a member of Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. He was also a member of American Legion Post #31 in Kewanee. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and bingo.
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