Gene L. Cumming

    Gene L. Cumming, 84, of St. Edward, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln.
    Services will be held Wednesday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in St. Edward. Pastor Vern Olson, Pastor Ken Leischner and Father Brian Kane will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 27 from 4 - 8 p.m. at United Methodist Church in St. Edward. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 10 - 11 a.m. at the church. Burial with military honors by American Legion Crosier Post #226 Honor Guard will be in Evergreen Cemetery at St. Edward.
    Memorials may be directed to the St. Edward Fire/Rescue Department, the St. Edward Public Library or to the St. Edward United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.    
    Gene L. Cumming was born May 15, 1933 on the family farm six miles east of St. Edward to Robert J. and Belle (Curry) Cumming. He graduated from St. Edward High School in 1950 and attended Omaha Business College. He served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict, from June 22, 1953 to April 26, 1955. He married Nadine L. Lage on Aug. 5, 1956 at the First Methodist Church in Wayne. The couple made their home on the family farm six miles east of St. Edward until moving into St. Edward in 1989. Gene was a cattle feeder for over 60 years, first as R.J. Cumming and Sons, then Cumming Brothers and finally as C & H Cattle Company. Gene served 13 years on the Bunker Hill District 83, Platte County School Board, nine years on the Tri-Valley Co-op Board in St. Edward, was involved with the Platte County Livestock Feeders Association, the St. Edward Community Club, the Community Foundation Board, the St. Edward Housing Authority Board and with American Legion Crosier Post 226 where he was a member of the Honor Guard. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in St. Edward, serving on many boards and committees over the years.
    Survivors include a daughter, Carol Hassebrook (Wayne) of Bellwood; sons, Scott Cumming (Cliff Whittle) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Alan Cumming (Mary) of Moorhead, Iowa; grandchildren, Mark Hassebrook, Bruce Hassebrook (Tracy), Ryan Hassebrook (Kristen), Robert J. Cumming and Kaitlyn Katie Cumming; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Donna Hansen of Wayne; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nadine on Aug. 20, 2007; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Clara Cumming and brother-in-law, Lester Hansen.
    Please visit www.mckownfuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence.

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