James P. Zummach

Born: Sun., Nov. 17, 1935
Died: Fri., Jun. 17, 2011

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James P. "Jim" Zummach - a resident of Pendleton, died Friday morning June 17, 2011 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. He was 75 years old. Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pendleton. Donations in his memory may be directed to the Adventist Development Relief Agency, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Zummach was born November 17, 1935 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of Eleven children born to Jacob and Lucille Archer Zummach. He was raised and educated in Hutchinson, Minnesota. As a young man he had worked setting up mobile homes, and later became a truck driver, and had lived in Nebraska. He came to Pendleton in 1972. He married Nora Toner Hayes on September 18, 1982 in Walla Walla. Mr. Zummach continued driving truck until his retirement in 2000. He had driven for Harris Pine, Puget Sound Trucking, I.B.P. Trucking as well as for Bernie Caldwell here in Pendleton. He greatly enjoyed watching NASCAR racing on TV, Dale Earnhardt had been his favorite driver. He is survived by: his wife Nora Zummach of Pendleton, children; Theresa Kobola of Wyoming, Mark Zummach and Debbie Fowler, both of Colorado, and Barb and Peggy Zummach both of Minnesota, two step-sons, Joe Hayes, and Larry Hayes both of Oregon, two brothers, Paul Zummach of Pendleton, and David Zummach of St. Paul, Minnesota; four sisters; Joyce Lampson of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, Arden Schwab of Nebraska, Mary Parret of Kentucky, and Dorothy Redmon of California; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepson, four brothers and one sister.

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Pamela Zummach
   Posted Tue June 21, 2011
You will be greatly missed. You were a great grandpa to my children and a wonderful father in law. thank you jim for the wonderful memories i will have forever. Rest in peace "Dad"..

Kathy Zummach
   Posted Tue June 21, 2011
Uncle Jimmy I will miss you a lot. When we were neighbors in Pendleton I always liked to hang out with you and Nora and just chat. When I was little I remember visiting you in Colorado and how much fun we all had together. Love you tons. Your niece Kathy Zummach.

Shirley Owings Ward
   Posted Tue June 21, 2011
So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. My condolences to you and your family.

John Zummach
   Posted Tue June 21, 2011
Uncle Jim, you have always been one of my favorite uncles. This is a day that came too soon. I actually still have a small toy bear that I am pretty sure you gave me when I was a small child, when you first moved to Pendleton. I will always remember you with a smile, and will always be proud to be your nephew. I will miss you greatly. With lots of love from your nephew John

Pat Kralman Brimhall
   Posted Thu June 23, 2011
Dear Nora, I am so saddened by you loss. May the Lord give you comfort and strength through these hard days ahead.

Phil and Linda Ruud
   Posted Thu June 23, 2011
It was our privilage to work with Jim in helping him to hear better. He was a fun person to work with and even though he was in pain he still had a chuckle about him. We pray the Lord will up hold you and give you peace during these days. May the memories and the surrounding of family and friends give you comfort.

Tammy Carstens Blank
   Posted Thu June 23, 2011
Nora, it was always a pleasure to see the both of you when you came in to the office for testing. He was a very dear man and I am very sorry for your loss.. I give you a GREAT BIG HUG... sincerely tammy butthead

Karen Zummach Strode
   Posted Fri June 24, 2011
I'll always remember Uncle Jimmy's big hugs. He always made me feel like he was glad to see me. I'll miss him, and think of him with both a smile for the good memories, and a tear. I pray that God comforts all those that loved him best.

Don J. Lynch
   Posted Sat June 25, 2011
Nora, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and wish that God's richest blessings be yours. Don

Penny Jo McLean
   Posted Wed July 20, 2011
Dear Nora akaTurkeybutt How are you doing? Hope you are doing ok, so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Penny

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