In Memory


Joe Tummers

Joe Tummers died peacefully in his home in Apache Junction, AZ at the age of 63 on July 28th 2015.

Joe is survived by his mother Nellie Tummers (Mankato); son Joe (Erica) Tummers (Mankato) and grandchildren Ally and Dominic; daughter Kate (Eric) Friday (Minneapolis). He is preceded in death by his father Hein Tummers and sister Ricky Warner.

Joe was born on October 1st, 1951 in Hoensbroek Holland. The Tummers family moved to MN in 1955, and Joe attended school and college in Mankato. He had two children and was always very proud of their lives and accomplishments. Joe worked for MNDOT for 38 years and retired from his career as a senior engineering specialist.

Joe had many interests: golf, fishing, bowling, and was very sharp in both history and mathematics.  Joe lived his life exactly how he wanted, surrounded by friends. His kind and generous heart will be missed by many.

An open house celebration of life will be held at Woodland Hills Funeral Home, Mankato, Friday August 7th from 2 to 4pm followed immediately with a memorial service.  


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08/05/15 09:12 AM #1    

Don Bode

Will be greatly missed my true friend Joe had great times growing up together,class mates and lots of class reunions rest in peace my friend.  Donovan Bode &Family

08/05/15 10:09 PM #2    

Lynn Nordgren

As you head off to another journey...

You made much of your life - so sorry it had to end early.  You can be proud of what you accomplished and who you became.  Family man, great education, life long career that allowed you to give back to community, fun interests, and being a good person. Well done!  We will miss seeing you at the reunions.  Condolences to your family and peace to you.  Bye, Joe.


08/06/15 02:06 AM #3    

Henry Evans

Joe was my first cousin, and childhood friend. We hung out a lot as kids, and I've been recalling our many adventures, misadventures, and foibles. In high school, we both worked at Cubs, our first real job, and at the Town Theater.

Farewell, my friend, you are missed.

08/06/15 02:08 PM #4    

John Becker

My family moved to Mankato in November of my senior year.  I met many incredible people that first day, but I remember Joe taking a considerable amount of time to welcome me and offer help.  He went on to become a special friend that year and someone to "lean on".  He always carried a comfortable confidence and spoke with soft words full of meaning.  Thank you Joe for taking me into the Class of 69 with style and comfort.  You were blessed with that gift your entire life.  Those close to you will be comforted in knowing that you gave to others first.  We will miss you.

08/06/15 07:21 PM #5    

Sue Crosbie

RIP Joe.

08/07/15 03:01 PM #6    

Mark Dilly

You are missed already Joe on this your personal Memorial Day. I'll always remember you as a fun loving good guy. Thanks again , for lending your extra set of golf clubs to me at the 40 th reunion. We had a blast that day on the course and afterwords. Happy trails on your new journey in the here after.

Mark Dilly


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