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Harry Gumke

June 20, 1942 — September 30, 2021

Harry Lloyd Gumke, 79, of Wadena, Minnesota, formerly of Verndale, Minnesota, passed away on September 30, 2021 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 12:00pm at United Methodist Church in Verndale, with Pastor Kenneth Uhren officiating. There will be a visitation at 11:00am at the church, prior to the service.

Harry was born on June 20, 1942 in Gackle, North Dakota to Jacob and Louisa(Schelecht) Gumke.

He married Eva Rose Nunn in Salinas, California in March, 1970. Eva passed away in February 1999, and Harry then married Clarinda Miller in August, 2000.

He enjoyed camping, Dune Buggies, traveling, gardening, rummage sales, and restoring old cars. Harry worked at Firestone, and worked as a mechanic for many years.

Harry is survived by his children Joseph(Charlene) of Gonzales, California, Angela of Wahpeton, North Dakota, Michelle(Greg) Winter of Hollister, California, his step-children Russell Andrews Jr, Landa(Terry) Ackerman, Ronda(Steve) Symons, seven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and his siblings Doreen Gumke and Dennis Gumke.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wives Eva and Clarinda, six sisters, two brothers, and his granddaughter Elizabeth.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

11:00am - 7:00pm (Central time)

United Methodist Church (Verndale)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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United Methodist Church (Verndale)

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