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James F. Kummer

Aug 11, 1943 - Apr 25, 2024


James F. Kummer, age 80 Sheboygan of the Black River area passed away the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2024, with his family by his side. Jim was born August 11, 1943, in Sheboygan to the late Frederick and Anita (Bliss) Kummer. He was a graduate of the first class of South High School (Redmen) 1961. Jim was united in marriage to Mary Louise Smith, November 28, 1964, at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, where he was stationed serving his country.

Survivors include his loving wife Mary of 59+ years. Two sons, David (Carrie) Kummer of Verona, Steven (Michelle) Kummer Sheboygan of the Black River Area, grandchildren Sydney L Kummer and her husband Maxwell Behnke, Sheboygan of the Black River Area and Tony Kummer of Verona. Brother Bill (Darlene) Kummer of Sheboygan.

Jim was preceded by his parents and father-in-law and mother-in-law Frank and Tillie Smith.

Jim was a self-made successful businessman in many business ventures. His true passion that was passed down in his family genes was the automotive industry. A true highlight was his automotive years when he was termed ‘Mr. Chevrolet’ building the counties largest producing auto dealership.

With all his business experience and knowledge, Jim gave back to the community. He co-founded The Town of Wilson First Responders and worked with numerous Town committees.

Beyond business Jim’s biggest priority was family. He was always there for all of us. A stern man, but a fair man…

Per Jim’s request a private family service has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Humane Society of Sheboygan County in honor of Jim’s passion for animals.



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Rev. Dan Siedenburg

I enjoyed Jim’s friendship and professional manner.. I was honored to frequently worship with Jim and his family at Bethlehem Lutheran during the 1980’s. May God’s peace bring comfort to the Kummer family and all who mourn. Pastor Dan Siedenburg

Earl & Cathy Wieland

Jim, was a great guy that was honest man.