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David S. Cummins

June 15, 1936 ~ June 8, 2019 (age 82)

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David S. Cummins, 82, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Burgess Health Center, Onawa, Iowa.

Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Graceland Cemetery, Blencoe, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Lewis and Jack Gibler officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Army. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M., at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.

David was born June 15, 1936, in Onawa, Iowa, the son of Irene Cummins. He attended Onawa Community School. Following high school, he started working for Monona County for a short time before serving in the United States Army from 1959-1961. He was stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas until his honorable discharge.

Following his military service, David returned to working for Monona County as an operator II. For several years, he worked part-time in addition to farming full-time. He then returned to working for the county full-time, and was promoted to county foreman on May 24, 1992. After working for a total of fifty years, David retired on July 11, 2008.

David and Kathryn “Kathy” Elaine Gahm were united in marriage on June 3, 1962, in Blencoe, Iowa.

He enjoyed cars, cars, and more cars, and spending his time on the family farm. He also loved spending time with his family and going to coffee with the guys.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Kathy Cummins of Onawa, Iowa; three children, Margie Cummins Wagner of Onawa, Iowa, Charles “Chuck” (Carrie) Cummins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Daniel (Amy) Cummins of Blencoe, Iowa; five grandchildren, Nathan Wagner, Allyson (Colby) Rueschenberg, Kristin Wagner, Hanna Cummins, and Claire Cummins; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Rueschenberg and Brendin Wagner; and several other family members and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Cummins, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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June 11, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Prayer Service
June 11, 2019

7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Graveside Service
June 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Graceland Cemetery
rural Blencoe
Blencoe, IA 51523

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