A memorial service for Dale Ivan Rummer and Patricia Ann Rummer, both of Lawrence, will be held at 4:00 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Westside Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will follow at Pioneer Cemetery. Dale died Oct 5 and Patricia died Oct 6, 2012, both at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor surrounded by family and friends.
Dale was born September 21, 1926 in Wichita, Kansas to James E. and Agnes (Martin) Rummer. Pat was also born in Wichita, January 23, 1929, to Walter E. and Dorothea M. (Brehm) Burnham. They met at a church function and were married in 1948 while both were attending KU. Dale received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Pat received a BS in Mathematics. Dale began as an Instructor in Electrical Engineering in 1949 and went on to complete his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering. He served KU for 46 years as Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also worked as an engineering consultant on a wide variety of cases. Pat was a homemaker and mother and supported Dale’s consulting with office management. She joined Acme Laundry as bookkeeper in 1976 and worked there for 16 years. They enjoyed a wide range of hobbies and activities including Scouting, needlework, shop projects, music, camping and travel.
Pat and Dale are survived by their three children: Kenneth D. (Myrna) Rummer, Corning, Iowa, Gwendolyn K. Lewis, Startup, Washington, and Robert B. (Jean) Rummer, Lawrence; nine grandchildren—Sara, Timothy, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Tricia, Steven, Ivan, Caitlyn, and Joiwyn; and four great-grandchildren—Carbon, Hypatia, Alex, Zoe. They are also survived by Pat’s brother, Robert Burnham, of Seattle, Washington and four nieces and nephews; Charles, Stephen, Donald, and Jane. They were preceded in death by their parents and Dale’s sister, Janet Burnham.
They were active members of Westside Presbyterian Church since 1949 and memorial contributions may be made in their name to the church.