Dennis D. Dumler

Apr 12, 2018
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11:00 am, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1024 W. 8th St., Waterloo, IA  50702


4:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, April 16, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W. 4th St., Waterloo, IA  50702


Private family burial will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


A memorial fund will be established.


Dennis D. Dumler. 69, of Waterloo, died at his home, Thursday, April 12, 2018, of renal cell carcinoma.


Dennis was born August 5, 1948, in Waterloo, the son of Henry and Orphia Meyer Dumler.  He married Becky Satterlee on August 25, 1973, in Waterloo.  He Graduated from West High School in 1966 and worked at Henry Standard Station, John Deere until 1985, and then at Bertch Cabinets from 1989 until retirement 2011.  Denny was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. His hobby was woodworking and he made furniture for his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed golf, the Chicago Cubs, helping others, and was a hard working family man.


Survivors include: his wife Becky; son David Dumler of Waterloo; two daughters Debra (Tony) Kisch and Kate Bolick, both of Waterloo; five grandchildren: Morgan and Ellie Kisch, Carter and Bennett Bolick, and Henry Dumler; and brother Gary (Judy) Dumler of Waterloo.


Preceded in death by: his parents, a son Andrew Dumler, grandchildren Andrew and Avery Bolick, sister Sharon Bowling (died Saturday, April 14, 2018), and brother in law Bob Bowling.

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  1. Stephen (STEVE) Sternat | Jul 05, 2018
    Dennis was my first real friend. When I learned that he had died I went into shock and sadness  realizing that even after being gone from Waterloo for 55years I still embodied him has a close and meaningful friend. Chuck Sherwood described perfectly the “wonder years” we shared together from 4th to 9thgrade. Every time I see a white long haired cat I think about Dennis’s crazy  cat Smowball who ised tochase us onto our pup tent in the backyard on Mitchell . Our neighborhood gang of Neil Jackson, Chuck Sherwood, OrangeCrate Rawlings, Glen Stech, Totty and Mike Clark were all so instrumental in providing Dennis and myself lasting memories of our childhood. I will be looking you up in heaven Dennis, I know you are there just a little before me.
  2. Candy Cray | Apr 21, 2018

    Dear Becky,

    Echoing Chuck Sherwood's comments... and am so sorry for your loss.

    Candy Cray

  3. Dale Schroeder | Apr 19, 2018
    Sorry for your lose Becky.
  4. Dale Schroeder | Apr 19, 2018
    Sorry for your lose Becky. 
  5. Gary Schmadeke | Apr 17, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. May God's grace be with the entire family.


  6. Charles Sherwood | Apr 17, 2018

    Dennis - You were the first lasting friend in my life beginning in 4th grade at Kingsley School.  We played neighborhood baseball & football often at Miller Park with other kids that lived close by.  You and I both earned much coveted (to us anyway!) white Optimist Club baseball hats.  We would bundle up and take our snow sleds to what used to be called Clark's Hill over on Derbyshire Rd. before the bulk of the land was later sold off for new home sites.  Table hockey and ping pong were often played in your basement.  In 8th grade we both felt bad when your next door neighbor and our mutual friend Steve Sternat moved with his family to California. I remember the go-cart you loved to drive in the St. Ed's church parking lot.  Later, when you bought your 1965 blue Ford Mustang we had great fun while wasting a lot of time cruising on 4th Street with the 4-track music player you installed blaring out the doo-wop music.  KXEL was a very good time too!  On very cold winter mornings, I would ride with you on service calls in the Henry's Standard Service truck to jump-start your customer's cars at a cost of just $0.75.  One Christmas in the mid-60's your parents put up a reflective aluminum Christmas tree in front of the picture window of their home on W. Mitchell Ave.  There was even a color changing revolving light fixture to shine on it!  I guess that was the "modern" part of what now is called mid-century modern home decorating.  It was cool though!  ... and then you met Becky ... the cutest sophomore cheerleader.  I'll miss you Dennis!


  7. Sherry Candee | Apr 16, 2018

    Becky ( and Kate, Debbie, and David families),

    How sad for you, but at least Denny is now past the pain of the last months.  You can begin to miss him in the forever memories that were full of happiness with him.   You're a great family and I know you will support one another in the next years as you have in the tough recent ones of illness.  God bless you all and we will be thinking of you and praying for you in the days ahead. 

    Sherry and Russ Candee

  8. Tom Arthur | Apr 16, 2018
    Katie and Mrs. Dumler:  I can remember clearly when Dennis came to our home when you were a sophomore in high school, and then at your home for your high school graduation.  He was so proud of his family, and appreciative of all that was done for them.  He was a first class father and dad, and his family shows the wonderful upbringing you had.  I am sure you have many wonderful memories and know you will carry on his legacy.  
  9. Jackie Preston | Apr 15, 2018

    So sorry to read about this Becky. We are sending our thoughts and bg hugs to you.

    John and Jackie Preston

  10. Lisa Zuck | Apr 15, 2018

    Becky, My prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you all and give you peace and comfort.  

    Friends always,  Lisa Zuck

  11. Sandy Hansen | Apr 14, 2018
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Becky, Katie and the rest of the family.
  12. Linda Tyler | Apr 14, 2018
    I’m sorry to hear of Dennys passing. My thoughts are with the whole family. Prayers to youBecky. 

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