Bruce Mumma

November 28, 1965 - March 9, 2012
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Bruce A. Mumma, age 46, of Dover passed away peacefully early Friday evening, in his home, following a lengthy illness.

Born at Dover November 28, 1965, he was the youngest of three children born to Erma Irene Mizer Mumma and the late Simon Peter Mumma, Jr.

Bruce will be remembered for his broad grin and the abil…

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Bruce A. Mumma, age 46, of Dover passed away peacefully early Friday evening, in his home, following a lengthy illness.

Born at Dover November 28, 1965, he was the youngest of three children born to Erma Irene Mizer Mumma and the late Simon Peter Mumma, Jr.

Bruce will be remembered for his broad grin and the ability to smile using both his eyes and mouth. Together with his brother, Dale and mother, he operated Mumma Farms of Dover and Stone Creek.

As a young man, Bruce enjoyed 4-H, and for many years went on to show his prize tomatoes at the county fair, and participate in the activities of the former Brandywine Grange. He was a 1984 graduate of Dover High School and Buckeye Career Center where he was active in the Future Farmers of America.

Ever a hard worker, Bruce was a fourth generation to operate the family farm that was founded more than a century ago by his great-grandparents George and Tillie Zahner Spies. In a rare moment of spare time, Bruce could be found hunting, trapping, splitting firewood, gardening, photography and traveling with his mother to toy shows.

Survivors, in addition to his mother and brother, who reside on the farm, include a sister, Carol (husband, David) Smith of Smithville, and their two children, Matthew and Stephanie Smith.

Aunts Ruth (husband Ted) Loessi of Dover and Mary (Don) Carruthers of Berea and Wilma Mizer of Dover, also survive. Numerous cousins complete the family.

Bruce is preceded in death by his father, “Junior” Mumma, an uncle Clyde Mizer, and his maternal grandparents Harry and Lillian Harmon Mizer and his paternal grandparents Simon P. and Erma M. Spies Mumma.

Friends are invited to call Monday from 4-7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where Pastor Brian Flood will officiate funeral services for Bruce Tuesday at Noon.

Burial will follow in Stone Creek Cemetery.

Following the committal service, family and friends will gather for a reception in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.

The Mumma family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Johns United Church of Christ, or to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, in gratitude for their exemplary care.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, March 12, 2012

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Timeline for Bruce A. Mumma

Born: November 28, 1965
Died: March 9, 2012

Condolences for Bruce A. Mumma

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Glenn Gordon posted on 3/11/12

To Bruce's Family your in my thoughts and Prayers take care!!

 

Carol Edie posted on 3/11/12

To Bruce's family your in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to read of Bruce's passing had Bruce on the school bus and he was a very nice young man.

 

Kim "Meese" Wallace ~ Dover High School Class of 1984 posted on 3/12/12

I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Bruce at Park - then Dover High and Buckeye too and was saddened to read of his passing. One of the things I will always remember about him was his Smile - he had a smile that could light up the room! My thoughts are with you and your family. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Kim “Meese” Wallace ~ Dover High School Class of 1984

 

Mary Schwartz-Barger posted on 3/16/12

I am so sorry for the loss of your son and brother.Hope it will comfort you to know how much others care.

 

The Jay Horn Family posted on 3/17/12

With Loving Thougths and Prayers

 

Melanie Archer posted on 3/11/12

Dear Erma and Family, My deepest sympathy in your loss of Bruce. Erma, I can't imagine the hurt in your heart at losing a son but know that his Dad is welcoming him with open arms..I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for your comfort as you miss him every day of your life. God bless you always, Melanie

 

victor hill posted on 3/12/12

to the mumma family: i am terribly sorry for your loss. bruce was a tremendous person who will be missed. "class of '84"

 

victor hill posted on 3/12/12

to the mumma family: i am terribly sorry for your loss. bruce was a tremendous person who will be missed. "class of '84"

 

Tammy Klein posted on 3/12/12

Erma and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. We will contiune to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this time.

 

Raphael (Ray) Schilz posted on 3/12/12

Please accept my sympathy for your loss of Bruce. I am a volunteer for Hospice and sat with Bruce on Friday 9 March at your home. I know Bruce will be missed by your family. I will keep Bruce in my prayers. Raphael (Ray) Schilz

 

Judy Beitzel Pollard & Family posted on 3/12/12

Our deepest sympathies to you in the lose of Bruce. Mom and Dad kept me updated on friends back home so I had heard of his illness. He is at peace now. God bless you.

 

Kathy Beitzel Doughty posted on 3/13/12

Dear Erma, Dale and Carol, I am so sorry to hear of your loss I always enjoyed your family at grange and dairy functions. Your family were always hard workers. Bruce is completely healed now and he is now in our Father's heavenly care. He is enjoying all the special things he had here on earth. May God give you comfort and strength during this time of grief.

 

David Shroyer posted on 3/14/12

To Erma, Dale and Carol, I wish to extend to all of you my deepest sympathy and condolences at the news of Bruce's passing. I had just learned that he had be terribly ill and was having a difficult time. Words are not enough to express the sorrow I share but know that, all of you remain in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. May the God of Grace and Glory give you all comfort and peace.

 

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