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Elmer Kenneth Kumm, the owner of a Dairy Queen on Niagara Falls Boulevard for 30 years, died Friday (Sept. 24, 1999) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a long illness.

Kumm, 74, of Point Avenue, was born in Niagara Falls and attended local schools.

He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

Kumm worked at Mang's Fish Market for several years as a young man and later worked for the former Hooker Chemical Co. for 13 years. He then owned and operated a Dairy Queen, retiring in 1986.

He was a founder and member of the LaSalle Sportsman Club and a member of the LaSalle Post 1142 of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and the LaSalle Club 15, a hunting club.

Kumm is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Colquhoun; two daughters, Joyce Grenga and Joanne; two sons, Richard of the Town of Cambria and Robert; a sister, Elsa Davis of Grover City, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.


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