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Patricia Ann (Paulsen) Kumpf

December 28, 2018 GMT

Patricia Ann (Paulsen) Kumpf

May 16, 1930 – Dec. 29, 2018

Patricia A. Kumpf, 88, of Omaha, formerly of Shelby, passed away Dec. 26, 2018, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Osceola with The Rev. Dan Cloeter officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Shelby Cemetery.

Patricia was born May 16, 1930, to Otto and Minnie Paulsen in Monroe. Pat went to school in Monroe and graduated from high school in 1947. While in school, she worked for her father in his cream station buying cream and eggs. She had a state license to test and buy cream.


After graduation she went to work for Merchant Biscuit Co, which is now Keebler Co. in Omaha as a bookkeeper.

In 1950, she met Bill Kumpf when her folks moved to Shelby. They were married Nov. 25, 1951, in Rising City. To this union three daughters were born; Paulette, Leslie and Reneé. They moved to the home farm two miles north and 1/4 mile east of Shelby in July. Bill was inducted into the army so she went to live with Bill’s mother in Shelby and went to work at B.D. in Columbus.

When Bill was discharged from the army, they moved back to the farm where they lived until moving to Lakeside Village in Omaha on Dec. 31, 2014.

Pat’s life was busy raising her three daughters. She was a Sunday School teacher for 18 years, 4-H leader for a number of years and worked on the election board for over 30 years. She belonged to the Shelby Project Club for over 50 years, the Shelby American Legion Auxiliary, Platte Valley Cattlewomen, NE Cattlemen Auxiliary, Lutheran Church Women and Ruth Circle.

Pat spent a lot of time waiting for the girls to get done with piano lessons and confirmation classes. She also helped Bill running here and there, making lunches, and cooking for hired men.

Pat loved to cook, dance and spend time with her husband Bill and their children.

Survivors include her husband, Billie D. Kumpf of Omaha; daughters Paulette (Daniel) Dellovechio of Omaha, Leslie (Kevin) Smith of Fremont, Renee (Glenn) Asche of Omaha; six grandchildren, Rachel Dellovechio, Andi ‘Andrea’ Dellovechio, Blake (Melissa) Smith, and Grant Smith all of Omaha, Alexander (Shelby) Asche of Grand Island and Evan Asche of Omaha; two great grandchildren Nora Lee Smith and Emmeline Blake Smith both of Omaha; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brother, infant Lorraine Paulsen, Margie Jean Sebesta, EmmaLee Dropinski, Jerome Paulsen and Shirley Rivard; half-brothers and sisters, Andrew Paulsen, Louis Paulsen, Estelle Becker, Lila Pollard; sisters-in-law, Doreen Daro and Doris White.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Osceola, Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha or Immanuel Communities Lakeside Village in Omaha.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 2, 2019, at Lakeside Village in Omaha. More details will appear on the funeral home website.

Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements. dubasfuneralhome.com.