Carl Edward Mumme
Carl Edward Mumme, 93, of Danville, died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Great River Klein Center, in West Burlington.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m., at Elliott Chapel, in New London. Rev. David Mixon will officiate. Interment will be held at Long Creek Cemetery, in rural Danville, with military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard. Visitation will begin after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the chapel, with the family present to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m.
Memorials have been established for the Danville Fire Department and an OES/Masonic Scholarship in Mr. Mumme’s honor.
Mumme was born on June 6, 1923, in Franklin Township, in Sperry, the son of Ed and Mae Westerbeck Mumme. He was a 1941 graduate of Danville High School. Following graduation, he served as a staff sergeant at the 8th Army Headquarters in the South Pacific during World War II. On May 21, 1944, he married Arlene Margaret Johnston, near New London.
He farmed and worked at General Electric, before becoming owner and operator of Mumme Lawn and Garden Center, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of Long Creek United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed riding and showing horses, fishing, and woodworking.
Mumme is survived by one son, Joe (Suzanne) Mumme, of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Peggy (Sidney) Carter, of Burlington; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Mumme; his parents; and his wife.