Funeral Services Held Monday For Cary Cummins
Gary Cummins, age 63, Route 2, Culver, died early Friday morning, October 11, at the
Parkview Hospital in Plymouth following an illness of one week.
Mr. Cummins, who was a brickmason by trade, was employed as Supervisor of Maintenance
at the new Culver Community High School. He was a member of the Henry H. Culver
Lodge 617 F & AM, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Father's Auxiliary VFW.
He was born Sept. 28, 1905 at Plymouth to Cary and Lela Harter Cummins and had resided
in Culver since 1926.
He was married Aug. 10, 1926 at Kirkland to Kathryn E. Ewald
who servives with one son, Kerry M. Cummins, San Diego, Calif.; one daughter,
Mrs. Bobetta L. Washburn, Culver;
one brother, Glen Cummins, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Duddleson and Mrs. Lois
Klinedinst, both of Plymouth; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Easterday-Bonine Funera. Home in Culver with
the Rev. John Krueger, pastor of vthe Culver Grace United Church of Christ,officiating
Burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery - OCTOBER 17, 1968 Citizen
Citation - Tribute To Cary Cummins
Citation tribute to the late Cary Cummins, Culver Community School Maintenance
Supervisor and Clerk of the new High School building construction,
was contained in a formal Joint Resolution by the Board of
School Trustees and Building Corporation Directors.
Rites for Mr. Cummins were conducted at Culver Monday. The memorial tribute to "Gary"
pointed out "During a busy and fruitful life his record was punctuated with broad civic and
vocational interests. His love of family, his patient understanding, and personal dignity are attributes
bequeathed to those who knew him."
The resolution went on to point out, "Words come hard in trying to property 'appraise tho
life's imprint of a man whose work was his love and aspiration.
"Vocationally, Gary's interest was construction, as a sportsman it was fishing. He was a
craftsman's craftman, and a top notch fisherman.
"It can be said that he gave his work everything he had. His fight for life was like his working;
he gave it the same spirited battle all the way.
"Self-taught, his forte was work and work well done. Then he gave of himself unsparingly,
this we know quite well, played a master role in the construction of our new High
"It is doubtful that one will ever be able to access fully his personal contributions to our
school. His devotion and his interest will probably never be fully appreciated by the citizens
taxpayers of this school district.
"Though gone, his work and leadership will be felt in the over-all school program here for
In the unamimus action approving of the Joint Resolution it was pointed out that "We feel
sure that members of the school staff, former School Board Members, architectural firm personnel,
the attorney, prime contractors and many friends would want to join in the tribute - OCTOBER 17, 1968 Citizen