Ralph H. Cummins

Born: Mon., Oct. 15, 1928
Died: Mon., Feb. 27, 2012


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 02, 2012
Location: Guisinger Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 02, 2012
Location: Guisinger Chapel

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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

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Mary Tannehill
   Posted Sun March 04, 2012
I was very sad to learn of Ralph's passing. I live in La Porte...went to San Pierre Grade and High School with Ralph.
My children, Sherry, Mark, and Johnny, Jr. all knew his family.
Having moved to Michigan City in the 50's, sort of lost tract of them. I attended the San Pierre Alumni several years ago and heard that Ralph was there; however, I was never able to meet with him as had to leave before the social hour.
I lost my son, Johnny, at the age of 21 in 1976. Ralph was so kind to write me a letter (which I still have) when he learned of the death of my son. I shall always cherish his kindness.
I am sorry I never got to meet his present wife and offer my deepest sympathy to her and to the family. God bless you all. marytannehill@comcast.net

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