Funeral services for Norma Kumm, age 89, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Jacob Bobby will officiate, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Norma died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.
Norma Jean Kumm, daughter of Rudolph and Myrtle (Nelson) Schlote, was born June 19, 1930, at rural Creighton, Nebraska. Norma was baptized on August 17, 1930, and confirmed on June 28, 1942, at Golgotha Lutheran Church at rural Wausa, Nebraska. She attended grade school at a country school near Creighton and graduated from Creighton High School on May 22, 1947. On February 26, 1950, Norma was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Kumm at Golgotha Lutheran Church. After their marriage, Norma and Kenneth made their home in rural Bloomfield where they farmed together for the rest of their married life. They were the parents of six children, Karen, Connie, Patricia, Kevin, Kelvin, and Pamela.
Norma was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield and was active in Ladies Aid. She was a housewife who took pride in taking care of her home and flowers. Norma loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them.
Norma is survived by her husband, Kenneth; children, Karen Skinner of Palmyra, Connie (Bob) Dittoe of Lincoln, Patricia (Larry) Steckly of Lincoln, Kevin Kumm of Norfolk, and Kelvin (Joleen) of Wausa; son-in-law, Steve Olson of Plainview; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Leland Schlote of Creighton, Donna (Larry) Tyler of Creighton, Marilyn Schlote of Norfolk; in-laws, Barbara Schlote of Bloomfield, Milford (Hattie) Kumm of Osmond, Robert (Lavern) Kumm of Lincoln, and Elaine (Lloyd) Timmerman of Osmond; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Myrtle Schlote; daughter, Pamela Olson; parents-in-law, Robert and Meta Kumm; brother, Dean Schlote; sons-in-law, Russell Johnson and Bill Skinner; and in-laws, Jeannette Schlote, Glen (Bernice) Kumm, Earl (Alice) Schnoover, Harland (Lavila) Kumm, and Ted (Elizabeth) Herbolsheimer.