Ralph H. Cummins, 83, of South Bend, IN passed away at 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2012 in his home. He was born on October 15, 1928 in Hobart, IN and raised by his parents Roscoe and Helen Cummins. On December 12, 1990 in Mishawaka, IN he married the former Glenavere (Neese) Summers, who survives.
Mr. Cummins is also survived by children, Ralph Timothy (Kay) Cummins of North Judson, IN, Rebecca Duran of Kyle, TX, Mary Wright of Osceola, IN, Debra Terry of Jackson, TN, Alinda Summers of South Bend, IN, Michelle (Bart) Wiley of Osceola, IN, Alanna (Larry) Gage of Osceola, IN, and Allen Summers of Long Beach, CA; fourteen grandchildren, Cari, Sheri, Chad, Phillip, Amy, Kristie, Stephanie, Krystyna, Kody, William, Aiden, Zach, Jody and Larry; eleven great grandchildren and brother, Roscoe (Alice) Cummins of Winamac, IN. He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen B. Cummins and sister, Marion Dalka.
Mr. Cummins drove a truck hauling cattle and became a cattle broker. He was a member of the North Judson lodge #438 and F & AM Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend. He enjoyed judging cattle at the 4-H fair and golfing. Mr. Cummins was a kind loving person who never knew a stranger.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 in the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend. Graveside services and burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.
Contributions in memory of Ralph H. Cummins may be offered to The Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Girlstown, U.S.A., P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com