Harry R. NummiHarry R. Nummi, 92, longtime resident of Billings Park, Superior, died peacefully at home Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, surrounded by his family.
Harry R. Nummi, 92, longtime resident of Billings Park, Superior, died peacefully at home Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 5, 1919, to Nick and Lillian Nummi.
He graduated from Superior Central High School with the class of 1941 and Milwaukee Area Technical College for watchmaking. He was married for 52 years to Mable Williams of Duluth. He opened Nummi Jewelers, Superior, in 1951. He continued to work after his retirement in 1988 until one week ago.
He was president of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Council and more recently a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. He was a member of American Watchmakers Institute. He was an avid fisherman and hunted deer and partridge until 10 years ago. He was an officer of the Douglas County Fish and Game League and a member of the Elks and Moose Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable, parents, brother Ralph Nummi and grandsons Paul and Eric Narveson.
He is survived by his children, Karen Nelson (Chuck Smith), Foxboro, Diane (Loren) Erickson, Superior, Nancy (Jeff) Ohvall, Menomonie, Dale (Sharon) Nummi, South Range; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He will be remembered for that twinkle in his eye, bounce in his step, integrity, optimism and SISU.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Saturday, Dec. 3 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1924 Wyoming Ave., followed by lunch.