Linda Marie Dummer, 65, Luverne, died Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne.
A memorial Mass will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Church of St. George in St. George. Burial will follow in the St. George Catholic Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 14, with a rosary at 6:30 p.m., all at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne.
Linda Dummer was born on March 5, 1954, to Donat and Vernita (Berle) Dummer in New Ulm. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Church of St. George in St. George. Linda graduated from New Ulm High School in 1972. She continued her education at Minnesota State University in Mankato and graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry, math and computer science, and she also received her teaching certificate. Linda first taught school in Prior Lake. She then moved into quality control in the canning industry while living in Rochester. Her next career move brought her to Luverne where she worked for Berkley Information Services. In 1997 Linda began working as a team member at Wells Fargo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she worked for over 20 years. In November 2018 she was diagnosed with cancer. Due to her health concerns, she retired from Wells Fargo on March 1, 2019.
Linda was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne, where she prayed for many in the adoration chapel. Her trust in the Lord carried her through many difficult times. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and was an avid reader. Most of all, Linda enjoyed arts and the theater.
Linda served on the boards of the Green Earth Players and the Council for Arts and Humanities in Rock County for many years. Through these organizations she helped many talented individuals get started, receive funding and become noticed. She volunteered for numerous productions at the Palace Theatre with moving sets, props and costumes into the theatre and coordinating costumes for productions.
Linda is survived by four siblings, Judy (Mike) Malone of Merced, California, Deb (Terry) Harris of Sioux Falls, Betty (John) Henning of Golden Valley, Arizona, and Ron (Cindy) Dummer of Hopkins; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous special friends, especially those from the theater whom she considered family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barb Link.
Memorials are preferred to the Green Earth Players or St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.