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DeVee Arlene
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May 16, 1929 – November 9, 2018

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Obituary for DeVee Arlene Wumkes (Wilson)

DeVee Arlene Wumkes, 89, of Hudson, died Friday, Nov 9, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

She was born May 16, 1929, in Littleton, daughter of Clyde C. and Blanch M. (Brown) Wilson. She married Robert D. Wumkes on Feb. 27, 1951, at the Methodist Church in Nevada, Iowa. DeVee graduated from Independence High School in 1947 where she was a gymnastic cheerleader and baton twirler. She worked at Waterloo Collection Co, first for Bobbi White and then for Betty Seamans. She then became head bookkeeper at Medical Associates for Doctors Addison, Cameron, Dolan, Jeffries, Moes and Schmidt. She held this position for 20 years retiring in 1991.

Survived by: her husband; four children, Tonya (Ron) Neuberger of Hudson; Robin Courbat of Waterloo; Bernie Wumkes of Cedar Falls; and Dawn (Jim) Knuth of Johnston; ten grandchildren, Tasha (Bryce) Halupnick; Tarah (Carson) Tigges; Shaun (Stacey) Courbat; Shelby (Jay) Schalk; Sasha (Nick) Aarsen; Shaun Wumkes (Rachel Smith); Taylor (Karl) Peterson; Tory Knuth; Jay Knuth; Taryn Knuth; 18 great grandchildren, Teagan Honermann, Ty, Trace and Taelyn Halupnick; Brady Berg, Eli and Indy Tigges; Jakob, Chase and Cade Courbat; Nicholas Schmidt, Reese Schalk; Rhett and Cal Aarsen; Von, Deven and Gianna Wumkes; Tessa Peterson; a brother Warren (Jeannie) Wilson of Red Wing, Mn., and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her parents; four brothers, John Albright; Dean Wilson; George Wilson; Earl Wilson; three sisters, Addie Head; Eileen Beck Siedlecki; Nadine Green; one son-in-law, Nick Courbat.

Celebration of Life: will take place next summer in Clear Lake. She has been cremated, per her wishes.

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A celebration of life will take place next summer in Clear Lake, Iowa