Eleanor Hummel, 83, of Oelwein passed away Sunday November 10, 2019 at Oelwein Healthcare Center. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-3 PM on Saturday November 16, 2019 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Lima Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Eleanor Leora Hummel was born in Independence on March 3, 1936 to parents Harley and Erma (Heidt) Rohrig. She graduated from Stanley High school with the class of 1954. On March 1, 1959 she was united in marriage with Duane Hummel at the Fairbank United Methodist Church. Duane and Eleanor farmed for 29 years in Fayette County. They were members of the Wesleyan Church in Fayette. She loved her time on the farm and her many gardens. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and her family.
Eleanor is survived by her children: Roger Hummel of Hazleton, Ron (Carmie) Hummel of Maynard and Randy Hummel of Oelwein; her 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; her sister Ursula Hummel of West Union; her sisters-in-law Delores Dinger of Cedar Rapids and Linda Rohrig of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Duane; her brother Merlin Rohrig; her sister Sandra Rohrig; and her brother-in-law Delbert Hummel.