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Ardoth W. McCumber

November 28, 2017

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Ardoth W. McCumber, age 87, of Wabasha, formerly of Hastings, MN, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Wabasha.  He was born August 3, 1930 in Sylvan Township of Richland County, WI, the son of Chester and Nellie (Grim) McCumber.  Mr. McCumber served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam War.  He then worked 20 years as a computer programmer for Unisys.  In his retirement he worked for his brother, Roger, in his business.  He lived in Hastings most of his life until two years ago following the death of his wife when he moved to rural Wabasha to live with his son, David.

Ardoth was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings.  He enjoyed woodworking in his shop, gardening and building experimental airplanes.

He is survived by his five children, Linda Schulz, Sheboygan, WI, Mitzi Patelski, Ocean City, MD, David mccumber, Wabasha, MN, Julie McCumber, Wabasha, MN, and Eric McCumber, Plainview, MN; 10 grandchildren including his beloved grandsons, Michael and Isaac; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, John and Roger McCumber; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his second wife, Marcia, infant son, Jesse, and sister, Mildred Dobbs.

 A private family gathering will be held at the McCumber home in Wabasha.  Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings at a later date.  

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