Arlene A. Kumm

Jan. 24, 1946 - April 26, 2009


Arlene “Little One” Kumm of Waukesha went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 63 with her family by her side.  She was born Jan. 24, 1946, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Clarence and Hilda (nee Kringel Tischer. 

Arlene was united in marriage to Karl Kumm on Sept. 28, 1968, in Jackson. She worked at Waukesha County Technical College as an administrative assistant for more than 15 years. As a longtime member of Fox River Christian Church in Waukesha, she enjoyed volunteering as a coordinator of the “People Greeters.” Arlene always kept busy with baking and gardening, and was especially proud of her flowers. With a love of the outdoors, she enjoyed camping, biking and taking walks with the family dog, Rascal, at the dog park. But the most important part of doing those things was the quality time spent with her family and friends. Arlene will always be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother.

Arlene will be sadly missed by her husband, Karl of Waukesha; two sons, Karl Kumm and Brian Kumm both of Waukesha; daughter, Melinda Kumm; “grand-puppy,” Rascal; two brothers, Ronald (Margie) Tischer of Germantown and Dennis (Freddie) Tischer of Jackson; one sister, Sharon (Mark) Schmeling of Rubicon; brother-in-law, Ervin (Bonnie) Kumm of Champaign, Ill.; and mother-in-law, Mildred Kumm of Waukesha.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, May 1, at Fox River Christian Church, S46-W24130 Lawnsdale Road, Waukesha, WI 53189. Please use the west entrance of the church. Entombment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the church (address above). 

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.