Elayne Hummel
March 2, 1934 - September 10, 2013
Biography

Elayne I. Hummel, age 79, of Spirit Lake, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was born on March 2, 1934, in Sibley, Iowa, to Victor and Ida (Pater) Stanton.
Elayne was raised in Spirit Lake, and graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1952. She was united in marriage to Dean Hummel on April 20, 1955, in Spirit Lake. Elayne helped with the family farm and cooked meals for a lot of hardworking men.
Elayne was a member of P.E.O. and Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she helped with the Ladies Circle. She enjoyed spending her spare time baking, reading, cooking, cleaning, golfing, boating, playing bridge, and attending her family's activities. Elayne was known for opening her house to entertain friends and family.
Elayne is survived by her husband, Dean Hummel of Spirit Lake; daughter, Cheryl Hummel Ihry, and her fiancé , John of Phoenix, Arizona; two sons, Dan Hummel, and his wife, Jane of Spirit Lake, and Todd Hummel, and his wife, Becky of Spirit Lake; a sister, Evelyn Lucken of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren, Joe (Emilia) Hummel, Jim (Ashley) Hummel, Jon (Shanda) Hummel, Lauren (Justin) Hanson, Sara Hummel and Scott Hummel; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Kalvin; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Edward McMahon; and a brother-in-law, Robert Lucken.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30A.M. Friday, September 13, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 4:00P.M. until 6:00P.M. at the Schuchert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Elayne's name.
The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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Visitation Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Elayne's name.

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Date & Time

Thu, September 12, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Location

Schuchert Funeral Home
2317 32nd St.
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360


Visitation Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Elayne's name.

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Thu, September 12, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Location

Schuchert Funeral Home
2317 32nd St.
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360


Service Information

Burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Fri, September 13, 2013
10:30 AM


Location

Immanuel Lutheran Church
S Junction Hwy 71 and 9
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360


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Chad Taylor
Sep 17, 2013

Dan / Todd Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hummel family at this time. Chad, Tracy and Macy

Bob and Dolores Wells
Sep 13, 2013

Hi Dean, Elayne's death was a huge surprise as she was so vibrant and happy last fall. Dolores and I enjoyed visiting with you and Elayne at your beautiful home the evening before the 2012 Spirit Lake 50 plus Reunion. It... more

Sep 13, 2013
Hi Dean, Elayne's death was a huge surprise as she was so vibrant and happy last fall. Dolores and I enjoyed visiting with you and Elayne at your beautiful home the evening before the 2012 Spirit Lake 50 plus Reunion. It was obvious that she was very proud of you and your home The two of you had a wonderful life. Elayne will be missed by everyone who knew her. Take good care of yourself. We hope our paths will cross in the near future. Bob and Dolores Wells

Bob and Dolores Wells
Matt Phillips
Sep 13, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hummel family. May God grant you peace.

The DeGroffs
Sep 12, 2013

Dear Cheryl and family, we are saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. Treasure the beautiful memories. You Mesa friends - Dave & Laurie DeGroff

Jen and Ed Birkey Family
Sep 12, 2013

Grandma Elayne was such a beautiful person with a one of a kind soul. Her smile was always there. I had the privilege of growing up with her always close at hand. To all my Hummel cousins and to my dear Uncle Dan and Au... more

Sep 12, 2013
Grandma Elayne was such a beautiful person with a one of a kind soul. Her smile was always there. I had the privilege of growing up with her always close at hand. To all my Hummel cousins and to my dear Uncle Dan and Aunt Jane and to Todd, Becky and family and Cheryl and Especially Grandpa Dean my deepest sympathies to you all. Love and prayers are with you all.

Jen and Ed Birkey Family
Judy McGeorge Smith
Sep 12, 2013

Losing my dad this year, I realize how fortunate we are to have time with our folks as we grow older. Dan, Jane, Cheryl and Todd - I don't have to tell you your mom (in-law) was special. I was the youngest inductee to ... more

Sep 12, 2013
Losing my dad this year, I realize how fortunate we are to have time with our folks as we grow older. Dan, Jane, Cheryl and Todd - I don't have to tell you your mom (in-law) was special. I was the youngest inductee to PEO, and Elayne was there in her ceremony robe. And ever since then, she always reached out to say hello; in fact, most recently at our 35th reunion. Dean, you are in my prayers as the loss is significant. I'm sure the McGeorge family were members of Heaven's greeting party. Even with these many miles and years away, I remember a wonderful person, mother and PEO sister. Wish I was there to hug all of you. Be Blessed, Judy

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