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Ralph LaVerne Lummer

Ralph LaVerne Lummer

Ralph LaVerne Lummer age 81, of Quincy, died on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Blessing Hospital. He was born November 17, 1937 in Quincy, the son of Arthur A. and Eva L. (Berkenbile) Lummer.

Ralph attended the Jacksonville School for the Blind. He had also attended the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene.
Ralph was a very active member of the Quincy District Association of the Blind for many years. He enjoyed attending the yearly Social Club for the Blind Gathering in Peoria, IL to play Bingo and bid on auction items, such as radios, CDs and cassettes.

Ralph was a constant radio listener. He regularly listened on Saturday mornings to the "Buying, Selling and Trading Show" and faithfully tuned in to cheer on his St. Louis Cardinals.
He delighted in listening to music, for his own enjoyment. Ralph played his harmonica for many birthday celebrations, Christmas shows, and talent shows at Transitions.
He adored visiting with his family, and never missed a holiday or picnic get-together with them. He also enjoyed his collection of key chains and always had one in his hands.

Ralph is survived by his siblings: Lois (Bill) Bryan, Frances Meyers, and Loren (Nancy) Lummer all of Quincy. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Catherine Bence, Arthur Lummer, Doris Finley and Janet Plowman.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Garden Grove Activities Fund or Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene.

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From:
Cheryl Maple
Hunnewell, MO
Comments:
Ralph was a wonderful person and had a good heart. He definitely had the ability to make others laugh at Garden Grove! I am sorry for your loss.
From:
Ron and Ann Kooken
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Please know we are thinking about you and your family. We know you will miss him.
From:
Christi May
Quincy, IL
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Nancy and Loren, sorry to learn of your brother's passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
From:
Sue Ascheman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I enjoyed Ralph very much. He always played his many harmonica’s for us and had many stories to tell. I will miss him❤️