Vera D. (Schultz) Dumler, 84, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday morning, August 1, 2016 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.
Vera was born on September 3, 1931 at the family home outside of Bunker Hill, Kansas. She was the youngest of nine children born to David, Sr. and Katherine (Prester) Schultz.
She grew up and attended school in Bunker Hill before her family moved to Russell. She graduated from Russell High School in the Class of ’49.
Vera was united in marriage to Richard D. “Rich” Dumler on October 23, 1955. This union was blessed with three children; Lori, Brad and Lynn. They made their home in Russell. Rich preceded her in death on March 20, 2013.
Vera started working as an usher for the Mecca and Dream Theaters during high school. She then worked for Holland Abstract Offices and Russell State Bank. Vera was a devoted wife and homemaker while her children were growing up. She then went back to work at the central office of U.S.D. 407 and later returned to Russell State Bank as a bookkeeper. She retired in 1993. Vera was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Altar Guild. She enjoyed sewing, counted cross stitching, cross word puzzles, reading, walking, dancing. Vera also loved helping Rich with his projects, she was his “Right Hand”.
Surviving family include her two daughters, Lori Dumler (Marlin) and Lynn Dumler all of Russell, Kansas; her son, Brad Dumler (Linda) of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren, Katie Vars (Ryan), Jake Dumler (Shiloah), Cody Dumler (Meghan) and Samantha Dotson; four great grandchildren, Taylor Vars, Logan Vars, Allison Dumler and Adrian Dumler; two sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rich; two sisters, Media Ulrich and Elsa Ehrlich; six brothers, Fred, Dave Jr, Sam, Ed, Rueben and Willis.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 5, 2016 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell. A private family burial will take place before the service. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association or Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Center in Hays. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.