Donald Sumner Cummings, 93 of Winona, passed away on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 of a broken heart after losing his wife in January. Donald was born on February 17th, 1927 to Sumner and Frieda (Stoehr) Cummings.
He married the love of his life, Catharien Genevieve Monahan on September 25th, 1948 at St Josephs Catholic Church in Winona. They celebrated 71 years together. Donald was the Teamsters Union Agent and later became President of local 160 before retiring to their hobby farm-The Lazy C Ranch on Homer Ridge which he very proudly raised horses and beef cattle. He was a member of The Winona Family Riders Horse Club and enjoyed horseback riding, camping, occasional trips to the casino and the many many bus trips with his wife all over the United States.
He is survived by his 7 children, Mary (David Zenk) Cummings, Bonnie (Jack) Vaughn, Donna (Marni) Cummings, Barb (Robert) Ferguson, Cindy (Tim) Kertzman, Bruce Cummings and Marty Cummings; grandchildren, Melissa Petschow, Danielle Coey, Josh Vaughn, Jessi Geisler, Derek Pozanc, Dustin Pozanc, Andy Kertzman, Jack Kertzman and Cade Cummings; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Dixie) Cummings; one sister, Shirley Schossow; 3 brothers-in-law, Neil (Vicki Monahan), Eugene (Barb) Monahan and Joe Kiffe; and one sister-in-law, Mary Cummings.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catharien; his son, Brian Cummings; grandson, Shane Petschow; son-in-law, Lynn Hanson; his parents; brothers, Laverne (Pete) Cummings and Allen Cummings; sister, Jean Haedtke; brothers-in-law, Allyn Schossow and Raymond (Jackie) Monahan; and sister-in-law Rita Kiffe. A huge thank you to Brookdale Assisted Living and St Croix Hospice for your amazing and wonderful care for our father!
In accordance with current restrictions, a private family service will be held. Donald will be laid to rest in Witoka Cemetery. Memorials may be mailed to Hoff Funeral Home, C/O Donald Cummings Family, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, MN 55987. Please leave a memory of Donald at www.hofffuneral.com
. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.