In Memory of

Gretchen Mummert

August 24, 1927 - April 1, 2015
Gretchen Emily (Wieland) Mummert, the daughter of George and Pauline (Stutz) Wieland was born in Aurelia, IA, on August 24, 1927. She received her early education in the Aurelia schools, graduating from Aurelia High School in 1945. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary for the Whitney Elevator, and later at the Otis Radio Shop and Waltmar Beauty Shop. She was united in marriage to Dean Mummert on June 14, 1947 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. They became the parents of four children, Larry, Paula, Tom and Duane. Gretchen loved to cook. She enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was working in her flower beds, watching the wildlife, or fishing. Spending time with her family and friends was very special to her. Gretchen passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, IA, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Keith Wieland and a sister, Janet Kolpin. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Dean; four children: Larry (Beth) Mummert of Delta, CO, Dick (Paula) Benson of Cherokee, Thomas (Lynette) Mummert of Larrabee, IA, and Duane (Patty Peterson) Mummert of Cherokee; 11 grandchildren: Wade, Mark (Amy), Mary (Ken), Stacey, Dean, Brian (Laura), Krista (Rod), Mike (Linda), Breanne, Aaron and Haley; 13 great-grandchildren: McKenna, Mya, Hope, Victoria, Olivia, Dillon, Ashton, Simon, Hanna, Adam, Jacob, Gemma and Allyssa; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Mike Mummert Brian Benson Aaron Mummert Mark Schleef Danny Speelmon Wade Mummert Mark Mummert
2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 3rd. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00, and a prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Organist- Charlotte Groves "Amazing Grace" "Be Not Afraid" by Dennis Bush
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee


Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Dean and family/ Thinking of you/ Take care”
- Lauren R Bakker
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Duane, Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your Family.”
- Mary Morris
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Dean and Family:
So sorry to hear of Gretchen's passing...she was a very special
gal...I still have her Ginger Snap cookie recipe she gave me many
years ago..Losing a spouse is not an easy journey to be on as my
husband was killed in a truck accident here in Oklahoma 13 yrs ago...I wish you the very are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and Prayers..Norma J. Hanson (Gano)”
- Norma J. Hanson
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“grandma Gretchen was a good gramma. Brian shared his good memories of spending time with her when he was a little boy and how wonderful her cooking was. Our sympathy to her family and may they feel wrapped in her love in the days ahead.”
- Chuck and Julie Tolzin
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Paula and Family,
Please know that I pray with you and your family now and in the days ahead for peace and comfort. The many memories of the happy times will be treasured and will be a source of reassurance to you, always. I am sure you are counting all the blessings your mom provided and that you are grateful for them all. Blessings, Mark Cunningham and Family”
- Mark Cunningham
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
God Bless.”
- Richard and Jeannette Ott
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