Frederick Earl Ummel, 89, Hoisington, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at his home.
He was born Dec. 15, 1924, south of Ransom to Benjamin and Mary Ann Stutzman Ummel.
He married Letha Maxine Tillitson in 1944. She preceded him in death in 1977. He later married Gertie Howser in 1979. She preceded him in death in 1988. He later married Kay Dreher. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
He was a member of Ransom VFW Post No. 7972
Survivors include his wife, Kay, of the home; two sons, Earl and wife, Linda, and Bill and wife, Alice, all of Ransom; a daughter, Betty Briand and husband, Gerald, Ransom; three stepsons, James F. Howser, Topeka, Roger L. Howser, Edmond, Okla., and Robert Dreher and wife, Marne, Hesston; two stepdaughters, Judy Fields, Alaska, and Tammy Howser, Topeka; a sister, Ruby Deiser, Ellsworth; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; 12 Howser grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Phillip and Rolla; and six other siblings who died very young; two grandchildren, Letha Jo Ummel and Benjamin Earl Ummel; and two stepchildren, Glenda Hensley and Larry Howser.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Mennonite Church, Ransom; burial in Ransom Cemetery.
Friends can call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to First Mennonite Church, Ransom, in care of the funeral home.