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Larry Kummerfeldt 06/08/2021

Larry Kummerfeldt 06/08/2021

Larry Lee Kummerfeldt, age 82, of New Richmond, WI, died on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the St Croix Health Center in New Richmond. Larry was born January 16, 1939, to Carl and Esther Kummerfeldt on a farm near Ruthven, Iowa. Larry completed twelve years of school at the Ruthven Consolidated School. In July of 1957, Larry joined the U.S. Navy, serving for 21 years and retiring on August 2, 1978. He worked on many types of aircraft engines and became a flight engineer. He was stationed at many Naval Air Stations in the U.S. and Europe, the Pacific Islands, Iceland, and Puerto Rico. Larry married Loretta Hagen in Cumberland WI on April 16, 1966. They had three children, Bruce, Randy, and Julie. After retiring from the Navy, he and his family moved to New Richmond, WI, where he worked assembling packaging machinery and in customer service for 22 years. Larry enjoyed playing cards and games with friends. He took pride in watching the family’s activities such as sports, plays, and musical events. Larry and Loretta took many trips throughout the United States and overseas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Esther Kummerfeldt; and brother-in-law, Delbert Jensen. Larry is survived by his wife, Loretta Kummerfeldt; children, Bruce (Monica) Kummerfeldt, Randy (Tracey) Kummerfeldt, Julie (Christopher) Kammerud; grandchildren, Emma Kummerfeldt, Grace Kummerfeldt, Addison Selstad, Amelia Selstad, Sophia Kammerud, Nolan Kammerud; brother, Melvin (Marietta); sister Gail Jensen; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 5-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 11 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 365 W River Drive New Richmond, WI preceded by visitation at 10 am and streamed live through the link just below this obituary. Military Honors were provided by the New Richmond VFW Post 10818. Interment was on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 2:45 pm in Lakeside Cemetery in Cumberland, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St Luke’s Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Hour, or Armed Forces Ministries. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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  • Alex & Kristin Birkholz Posted June 8, 2021 7:05 pm

    Loretta & Family,

    You and your family are in our prayers. Larry’s humor and ability to size up a situation quickly will be missed. His willingness to help others will be among our fondest memories.

  • Glenda. Zager Posted June 8, 2021 8:56 pm

    Loretta .,so sorry to hear about Larry’s dearth. I know your faith will get you through, I know mine did when Roger went home

  • Sue Johnson Posted June 8, 2021 10:09 pm

    Loretta and family,
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sending our love and hugs,
    Ralph and Sue

  • Jeanne LeJeune Posted June 8, 2021 11:58 pm

    My heart aches for you and your family. I as so hoping to see him in a few weeks. My fondest memory, besides his crazy humor, was watching him make lefse with you. I am sending hugs to all of you.

  • Mary and Tim Filker Posted June 8, 2021 11:58 pm

    He was the kindest and most gentle man ever. Often in our thoughts, always in our hearts. He will be missed.
    Prayers and hugs to you.

  • Liz Schmidt Posted June 9, 2021 11:13 am

    Loretta and Family,

    Larry and Lorretta have been so gracious to our family and supported us in many ways through two military deployments. Larry’s humor and caring demeanor will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.

  • Ed and Marla Posted June 9, 2021 4:23 pm

    We enjoyed visits with Larry during your class reunions over the years. One more is not to be but know that you are i our thoughts and prayers. May you and your family be well.
    We know he will be missed!

  • Leann Hintz Posted June 9, 2021 8:46 pm

    Loretta and family. So sorry to hear this news. Hugs to you all.

  • Eric Klopp Posted June 10, 2021 9:22 am

    Loretta and family,
    Larry was a blessing every time I saw him. I will never forget his smile and laughter. Our family is thinking and praying for you during this difficult time but know that he is in the best place ever!

  • Connie Berning & family Posted June 10, 2021 12:51 pm

    Now our husbands will know that God welcomes both Navy guys and USMC guys into heaven. I will truly miss our husbands’ banter back-and-forth. You know how much Mel & I appreciated you and Larry. You offered us both great strength in our weakest moments. My love and support goes out to you always.

  • Alene M Stranik Posted June 10, 2021 1:54 pm

    Loretta and Family,
    My deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

  • Holly and Clyde King and Charles Merz Posted June 10, 2021 8:12 pm

    Condolences and prayers for Loretta and family. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  • Cheryl A Laux Posted June 12, 2021 1:38 pm

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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