Shelby Cummings, 70, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday January 9, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Connie Markle officiating. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Shelby was born in Oelwein on November 21, 1944 to parents Huey and Evelyn (Payne) Cummings. He graduated from Oelwein High School. He then completed the Machinist program at Hawkeye Tech. Shelby was a Machinist at Progressive Tool in Waterloo from June 25, 1979 until retiring 25 years later on June 25, 2004. Shelby was a loyal Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed fishing and reading. He also enjoyed his many travels with his mother.
Left to celebrate Shelby’s life is his cousin Jeff (Bonnie) Payne of Des Moines; his friends Kent and Ann Orchard of Waterloo, Joshua Orchard of Clear Lake and Heidi Larson of Waterloo; his special friend Ann Clark of Oelwein; as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.