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George W. Dumm

December 16, 1929 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 91)


George W. Dumm of Van Wert died in hospice care in Defiance, Ohio after a long battle with COPD on February 15, 2021.

George was born on December 16, 1929, in Lima, Ohio to Chester and Della Dumm who have preceded him in death.

On June 16, 1950, he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Suydam, sharing over 70 years together during which time they had a son and daughter.

George retired from AEP Ohio Power in 1991 after 42 years of service. George was any Army veteran serving in Germany during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0178 of Van Wert.

During his working years at Ohio Power, George made many lifetime friendships, having worked in Lima, Findlay, Canton and Van Wert which he cherished before and after retirement.

George enjoyed for a few years into retirement until he took up golf. Trying to hit that little white ball was always his goal and woodworking took a backseat to the game until he could no longer play. He knew that perfection would never be his but he and his golf buddies enjoyed the companionship. In addition, taking care of his years and doing projects around the house were his form of relaxation.

Survivors include a son, Steven (Kathy) Dunn, with grandchildren Lindsay (Derek) Wallace, Melissa Dunn and Jeffrey Dunn, and great grandchildren Sawyer Wallace and Elise Wallace all of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; daughter Cheryl Cline, granddaughter Karli (Michael) Biro of Ohio City, Ohio; and a sister, Joyce (Richard) Makin of Lima, Ohio. A step sister, Kimberly Dumm preceded him in death.

As George requested, he has been cremated and there will be no visitation and no tears after a long and happy life.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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