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Blue Valley Crematory
In Loving Memory Of
Lumir A. Zumpfe
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Milligan Auditorium, with Rev. Roger Wolfe officiating. Interment will be in the Bohemian National Cemetery, Milligan. Visitation will be on Friday 1-8 p.m. at Lauber Funeral Home in Friend with family receiving relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. Visitation also one hour prior to services Saturday at the Auditorium. Memorials may be directed in care of the family for future designation.
Lumir A. Zumpfe, 88 of rural Friend, was born July 28, 1931 to Adolf and Elma (Chab) Zumpfe, the oldest of three children. He passed away, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Green Place in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 88. Lumir attended Friend Public School and graduated with the class of 1950. He was drafted and served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954. Lumir was united in marriage to Betty Ann Svehla on June 15, 1954 at the United Methodist Church in Friend and to this union two daughters, Cheryl and Cindy, and a son, Larry were born. They made their home on a farm south of Friend.
Farming, raising and feeding cattle was the center of his life. At the age of 87, he ran the combine for the 2018 fall harvest and helped get cattle off pasture the same summer. He was a DeKalb Seed Corn Dealer for 25 years. He was a long-time Friend CO-OP Gas and Oil Board Member. He belonged to the ZCBJ WFLA Saline Center Lodge #389 and served on the Board of Trustees for many years. In their younger years, Lumir and Betty often worked behind the scenes at many Saline Center events. In his later years, he enjoyed watching Husker volleyball and football and keeping track of family and friends through frequent phone calls.
He is survived by his children: Cheryl Zumpfe, Seward; Cindy Huber, Beatrice; and Larry (Kathleen) Zumpfe, Friend. He is survived by his grandchildren: Joey (Anna) Lorenz, Dorchester; Jason (Jessica) Lorenz, Angleton, TX; Morgan Zumpfe, Baltimore, MD; Cody Zumpfe, Friend; and Madison Zumpfe, Friend. His great-grandchildren are: Jaxon, Jethro and Jayla Lorenz, Angleton, Texas; Brynlee Lorenz, Dorchester. He is also survived by his brother, Adolf (Erma) Zumpfe, Friend; sister, Frances Rohla, Milligan; and a sister-in-law, Janet Svehla, Friend. He is also survived by former son-in-law, Daniel (Cheryl) Lorenz, Friend, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 1999, brothers-in-law, Frank V. Svehla, and Henry Rohla, Sr., nephew, David Svehla, and niece, Dawn Svehla.