Linda M. Dummer

LUVERNE — Linda M. Dummer, age 65, of Luverne, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Church of St. George in St. George, Minnesota. Burial will follow in the St. George Catholic Cemetery, with a reception in parish hall immediately thereafter. Memorial visitation will be Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, with a rosary at 6:30 PM, all at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. To sign an online registry, please visit

Linda Marie Dummer was born on March 5, 1954 to Donat and Vernita (Berle) Dummer in New Ulm, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Church of St. George in St. George, Minnesota. Linda graduated from New Ulm High School in 1972. She furthered her education at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota and graduated with Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Chemistry, Math and Computer Science and also received her teaching certificate. Linda first taught school in Prior Lake, Minnesota. She then moved into quality control in the canning industry while living in Rochester, Minnesota. Her next career move brought her to Luverne, Minnesota and went to work for Berkley Information Services. In 1997, Linda became a Wells Fargo Team Member in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she worked for over twenty years. In November 2018, she was diagnosed with cancer. Due to her health concerns, she retired from Wells Fargo March 1, 2019. On Friday, April 5, 2019, Linda passed away peacefully at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne at the age of 65 years and one month.

Linda is lovingly survived by her four siblings, Judy (Mike) Malone of Merced, California, Deb (Terry) Harris of Sioux Falls, Betty (John) Henning of Golden Valley, Arizona, and Ron (Cindy) Dummer of Hopkins, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous special friends, especially those from the theatre whom she considered family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donat and Vernita Dummer; and a sister, Barb Link.

Memorials are preferred to the Green Earth Players or St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne.