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Donald Dumas

Donald Nelson Dumas, 91, of Lincoln died Sunday (May 16, 2004) at 9:50 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

His funeral was Wednesday morning at Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola, with the Rev. Al Kemme officiating. Visitation preceded the Mass.

Burial is in Tuscola Cemetery.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln handled local arrangements.

Mr. Dumas had owned and operated Tuscola's First Package Liquors in Tuscola and Dumas Five and Ten in Fowler, Ind.

He was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Benton County, Ind., to Frank Edward and Sophia Passino Dumas. He married Rosa Barbara Korbe on April 17, 1944, at Sacred Heart Church in Fowler, Ind. She died Oct. 9, 2003.

He is survived by four daughters, Deborah Dumas (and Paul) Short of Lincoln, Julie Dumas (and Richard) Griffith of St. Louis, Mo., Stephanie Dumas of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Annette Dumas Gettleman of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Patrick (and Stephanie) Gettleman and Elizabeth Short; and one sister, Lorraine Ebner of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

He was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln, Knights of Columbus in Fowler, Ind., and Tuscola, and Rotary in Tuscola. He was a charter member of the golf course in Fowler, Ind.

Memorials may be made to Talking Books for the Blind or St. Clara's Manor.

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