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Keith A. Hummell

Aug 06, 2018

October 4, 1935 - August 3, 2018


Keith A. Hummell, 82, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away, Friday, August 3, 2018, at Heritage Nursing & Rehab, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Inurnment with military honors will be held at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.


Keith was born October 4, 1935, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Owen and Francis (Shirmer) Hummell. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Parson's College in Fairfield, Iowa. Keith married Nancy Mason on February 22, 1958, in Mt. Pleasant. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1958-1960, serving alongside Elvis Presley. Keith worked for the railroad for 35 years, spending most of that with Rock Island RR. He was member of the American Legion Post #572, Fairfax, Iowa. Keith loved to hunt and fish and instilled his love of the outdoors in both of his sons. Pheasant hunting was also a love of his and he was an excellent shot. He was an avid sports fan, especially football; having played in high school and college. Keith will be missed by many and especially by his dog, Buddy.


Keith is survived by his loving wife, Nancy of Cedar Rapids; children, Kurt (Michelle) Hummell of Cedar Rapids, Jason (Jennifer) Hummell of Keystone, Iowa and Brenda (John) Conyn of Spencer, Iowa; grandchildren, Ross, Adam, Joel, Luke, Paul, Janie and Jolie; and siblings, Mary Koble, Kenny (Connie) Hummell, Bob Hummell, Henry (Mary Lou) Hummell and Fran (Tom) Martin.


He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Ryan Emken; sister, Leola (Donald) Prottsman; and brother-in-law, Dale Koble.


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