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David Dumbeck

October 2, 1917 — April 3, 2014

David Charles Dumbeck, age 96, passed away April 3, 2014 at the Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center at Battle Lake, MN after a short battle with congestive heart failure.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Frazee United Methodist Church with Pastor Ray Sherwood officiating. Burial will be made at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee. Lunch will be served at the church following the service to all to attend. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee with a prayer service to take place at 7:15 p.m. Furey Funeral Home, Frazee is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit

He was born October 2, 1917 in Silver Leaf Township, Becker County, MN to Charles and Minnie (Rehberg) Dumbeck. He grew up helping on the family farm and liked trapping and hunting. In the 1950s he took over operation of the family farm located east of Frazee.  He loved music, played guitar and spent many hours strumming his banjo. He was also a faithful watcher of Wheel Of Fortune.

David is a veteran of World War II, where he earned several medals, including the Philippine Liberation medal with one Bronze star, as well as Asiatic Pacific Theater Service, Victory and Good Conduct medals. He served four years as a corporal in the South Pacific Theater, including aiding with the evacuation and fall of the Philippines. He also was in combat on Guadalcanal and Bougainville and received battle stars for action in the Northern Solomons, Luzon and the Philippine Liberation campaigns. While serving he contracted dengue fever and developed jaundice.

David is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie (Schnathorst) Dumbeck of Frazee, four children: Barbara (Duaine) Steuber, New York Mills, DaVida (Eric) Steuber, Susan (Edward) Delaney, and David Lee Dumbeck, all of Perham. He also leaves behind four grandchildren Darla (David) Disserud, Detroit Lakes, Timothy Steuber, Dickinson, ND, Tara (Nick) Wilson of Davenport, FL, and Jessica Delaney of Fargo, ND. He was proud to have three great-grandchildren, Dennis, Emily and Anicia Disserud of Detroit Lakes. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Thomas Aaron Dumbeck of rural Frazee, MN, many nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Courtney of Georgetown, Texas.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, brothers Joseph, John (Jack), William and Warren, and sisters and brothers-in-laws Hazel (Ed) Schmidt, Sophie (Henry) Schmidt and Julia (George) Quittschreiber.

Memorials preferred to Good Samaritan Society, 105 Glenhaven Dr., Battle Lake, MN 56515 or to The Frazee United Methodist Church.

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