Obit: Gumz, Mark Herbert (1961 - 2000)
Surnames: GUMZ MILLER EVERHARD EISNER DAVIS MEYER PURGETT SHOTLIFF LUEDDECKE ERICKSON BRECKE PONCEK
----Source: STAR NEWS, Mar. 15, 2000
Mark Gumz (1961 - 2000)
Former Dorchester resident Mark Herbert Gumz, 38, Phillips, died Sunday, March 12 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at Peace United Church of Christ, with Rev. Robert Everhard and Rev. Kevin Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, Clark county, WI. Pallbearers will be Craig Davis, Doug Meyer, Bruce Gumz, Rick Eisner, Daryl Gumz, and Scott Purgett. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Shotliff, David Lueddecke, Brian Gumz, David Gumz, Rodney Gumz, Kurt Gumz, Dean Gumz, and Duwayne Gumz.
Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at the Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester, and at the church on Thursday, from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
Mark Gumz was born on July 21, 1961 at Marshfield to Herbert and Mary Alice (Erickson) Gumz. He attended Colby High School.
His marriage to Karen Brecke took place on August 14, 1982, and they had five children. They were later divorced. His marriage to Rose Poncek took place on August 13, 1997, and they had one daughter. He farmed with his family and did custom work for farmers in the area. He moved to Phillips in December of 1999 and worked at Phillips Plastics.
He enjoyed bow and rifle hunting, snowmobiling, and four wheeling.
In addition to his parents and wife, survivors include six children, Patrick, Patricia, Phillip, Patsy, Penny, and Janessa two step-children, Sarah and Ben Poncek two sisters, Sandra (David) Lueddecke, Abbotsford, and Donna (Scott) Purgett, Owen five brothers, Dean and Kurt (Lori), both of Dorchester David, Eau Claire, Daryl (Patricia), Loyal, and Rodney (Dawn), Athens and grandmother, Martha Gumz, Abbotsford.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Herman Gumz and Louise and James Erickson.
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