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ZUMMER, Hilary B. of
Au Gres, Michigan. Much beloved husband, father and grandfather passed
away on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, surrounded by family. He was 94
The son of the late Casimir Z. Zummer and Angeline (Pawlowski) Zummer,
Hilary was born on January 23, 1915, in Saginaw, Michigan.
He served in the U.S. Army for five years during WWII, with the 52nd Ordnance
in the Pacific. Hilary worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during
the Depression, and later played baseball, in the minor leagues, and had
a chance to play for the Boston Red Sox in the major league.
Hilary was a member of the carpenter's union for over fifty years. He
was an avid fisherman, hunter and sportsman. On July 26, 1952 Hilary married
Dolores L. Dyczewski, and the couple lived in Saginaw until retiring to
'the cottage' in Au Gres in 1990.
Surviving are his wife, Dolores L. Zummer of Au Gres, his children: Thomas
C. Zummer (Leslie) Thornton of New York City, Linda A. Zummer and Nelson
McMath of Ann Arbor, James R. Zummer and Jane Ann (Beyersdorf) Zummer
of Saginaw and Robert K. Zummer and Patty (Shepherd) Zummer of Ann Arbor.
He loved his grandchildren, Caylie, Alex, Christian, Andrew, Georgia and
Natalie. Also surviving are his sisters, Angeline B. Schultz and Loretta
Becker, of Saginaw, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his sister Emelene Zummer, and his brother Casimir E. 'Chuck' Zummer.
Hilary was cherished by his family and friends, and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009
at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Reginald Salcedo will officiate.
Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Services conducted
by American Legion Post #439.
Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between
Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Monday from
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at St. Casimir Catholic Church from
10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 7:00 p.m.
Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish
to consider memorials to St. Casimir Catholic Church or your favorite