May 22, 2013 


Emmanuel “Mac” David Dumler, 70 of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Russell, Kan. passed from this life May 17, 2013 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan.

Emmanuel was born July 10, 1942 in Hays, Kan., the son of Ferdinand and Tabea Esther (Boxberger) Dumler. He grew up south of Russell and graduated from Otis High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War era.

He was an Air Traffic Controller in Europe.

Emmanuel met, fell in love and was united in marriage with Brenda Porter on Aug. 21, 1966 in Lee’s Summit. They met at a 4-H Co-op camp in Liberty, Mo., and made their home in Lee’s Summit. They were blessed with three children; Susan, David and Robert.

Emmanuel was very active with Amway for 32 years and achieved the level of Diamond Direct Distributor. He was an insurance Agent for American Family Insurance for eight years. He helped his father-in-law with Auctions as an Auctioneer Clerk. He owned and managed several real estate properties in the Kansas City area. His real passion, however, was farming and taking care of the Dumler Homestead.

Emmanuel was a member and former board member and Elder of Lee’s Summit Christian Church. He also was a board member of YMCA, Lee’s Summit Parks Board, and member of NRA. He was a patriotic man who loved to chat with anyone, tinker and repair items, study the bible and spend time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving family included his wife of 46 years, Brenda; two sons, David (Lisa) Dumler and Robert (Shelly) Dumler all of Lee’s Summit, daughter, Susan (Keith) Moffatt of Newcastle, Washington, brother, Calvin Dumler of Great Bend, Kansas; five grandchildren, Bailey, Brooklyn, Jackson, Amber and Tyler.

Visitation with the family will begin at 6:00pm and a Celebration of Emmanuel “Mac’s” Life will be held at 7 p.m. May 28, 2013 at the Lee’s Summit Christian Church in Lee’s Summit. Lee’s Summit JROTC Color Guard will present the colors.

A Memorial has been established with the Lee’s Summit Christian Church Memorial Fund.

Contributions and condolences may be sent to Lee’s Summit Christian Church of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

(Arrangements: Pohlman-Varner-Peeler, 610 N. Maple, Russell, KS, 67665, 785-483-2212.)

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