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William Dummel dies at 89

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William C. Dummel, age 89, of Portage, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 in Plainfield, Ind.

He was born in Eureka, Pa. and has been a resident in Plainfield for four years.

William is survived by his children Dennis (Paula) Dummel of Plainfield, Diane (John) Martel of Noblesville, , and David (Fernetta) Dummel of Rochester, Minn. formerly of Chesterton; brother, Walter (Irmgard); sister, Helen (Sam) Smith; grandchildren, Daena (Kevin) Holding, Devin (Leah Donahue) Dummel, Dustin (Felisha) Dummel, Robert (Barb) Zajdel, Michael (Kristen) Zajdel, Samantha and Danielle Dummel, Angela Keefe, Nichole (Tim) Jackson, and Jennifer (Lance) Demeritt; great grandchildren, Blake, Blair and Bree Holding, Tyler Zajdel, Emily and Valerie Keefe, Abigail and Elijah Jackson, and Keilee Jo Demeritt.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Ann.

William was a resident of Portage for 29 years and member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage. William was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Navy, retired from LTV Steel in 1985 and served for many years as Chaplain for the local American Legion Post #289.

A visitation for William Dummel will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage with an American Legion Service Post 289 in the evening.

A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Sept.14, directly at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10 a.m. with Father Andrew J. Corona officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.

For further information please call Rees Funeral Home at 762-3013 or online at


Posted 9/11/2009