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“I am so sorry to hear about his passing. He was such a great man of God. Elaine and family are definitely in my prayers. It is definitely our lost...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Joan Rynearson - Fort Wayne, IN

“With much sympathy to Russ's family.....he was truly a good man and sad to hear of his passing but we know he is safe in the arms of a God he served...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Donna (Byroade) Rybolt - FL

“Dear Elaine and family: I just heard the news of Russ's passing -- there are not enough words to convey what you and Russ have always meant to me...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Barbara (Byroade) Gardner - FL

“Elaine so sorry for your loss. Russ sure made a big impact in my life. He is a wonderful Christian man. I will never forget him. Hugs to you. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Denise (Smith) Farran - Bluffton, IN

“Great man of God and did so much for The Kingdom ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Larry Ray - Friend

“Russ was a amazing person and showed the love of God to everyone. My love and prayers are with you all. He will never be forgotten. Hugs to all ! ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Sue Ryder - Bluffton, IN - Friend

“Elaine, Kerry, Sheri and family, my prayers are with you all at this time. Russ will always be remembered as a Christian leader and friend. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Debby Foreman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Elaine and family,My deepest condolences for your loss. For years I enjoyed our conversations about his work for the Board of Health and then the...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer Bryant - Fort Wayne, IN

“I'm so sorry for your loss, Elaine, Kerry and family. It was such a pleasure knowing Russ and witnessing his strong faith. He always had a smile...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Sharon Melton - FL

“I have known Russ for many years, as both of us were Board members of the Indiana Environmental Health Association. I admired his dedication to the...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Rosy Hansell - Indianapolis, IN

“Please accept my sincere condolences. I was a Sanitarian for Adams County for over 40 years and knew Russ all that time. I was always impressed with...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Terry Smith - Decatur, IN

“Dear Elaine and family, we are so sorry for your loss of a great man of God who will always be an example to us of how good God is as well as Elaine,...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Cathleen Chilcote - Fort Wayne, IN

“I have had the honor of having Russ and Elaine as my patients for nearly four decades now. We shared the love for mission work and always were...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Tom Blake, DDS - Fort Wayne, IN

“To Elaine and Family, We count it as a blessing to have known Russell and shared in Environmental Health convention meetings and lunch get-togethers....Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Carolyn Brown - Indianapolis, IN

“My association Goes back to the early 50s as young Journal paper boys..Fire #11 and Kroger...Alway looking forward to see Russ each morning ..Not...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: GENE BEGHTEL - HOMOSASSA, FL

“He will be missed by a lot of people and has a great wife are sincere simply to you, prayers for the family ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: John and Beth Ray - Fort Wayne, IN

“Russ was a great man. I knew him from IEHA. He will be missed. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Rich Mofield - Wabash, IN

“Very sorry for the loss of a very good man. Russ was our IEHA Parliamentarian, Chapter Representative, and other roles. He was a great role model,...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Robert De Beck - Cromwell, IN

“Elaine & Family,So sorry for your earthly loss, but I know that you are rejoicing at what Russ is experiencing at this time. It is never easy, but it...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Larry Stafford - Alexandria, IN

“I have many good memories of Russ and Louie at the FW/Allen Co. Health Department....they were like a comedy team and we all loved them! Hallelujah...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Evelyn Sammetinger - Fort Wayne, IN

“I knew Russ through the Indiana Environmental Health Association conferences. Russ was a courageous man of God, that did not shrink from his...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Stanley Danao - West Lafayette, IN

“I was sorry to hear the news. We were both involved with the Indiana Environmental Health Association for many years and Russ had served as a valued...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Ed Norris - Logansport, IN

“What a privilege it is that we knew Russ, and we are forever grateful to have in our lives the strong, amazing son he and Elaine raised. Thoughts,...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Larry and Bonnie Dickey - IN

“We have shared a special friendship with Russ and Elaine as we met through the years at the IN Environmental Health convention, and also as we met...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: David and Carolyn Brown - IN

“Russ was a wonderful man of God. I was blessed by knowing him. May the God that he loved surround you and comfort you. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Kelley Stacey - Noblesville, IN

“Mrs. Mumma and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you the strength you need during this time of such sorrow. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Dee Hadley - Guymon, OK - Friend

“Kerry Susan and Mumma FamilyYou are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr Mumma sounds like a wonderful man. Cherish all the wonderful memories. May God...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Mark and Cindy Cody - Fort Mill, SC

“I have many fond memories of Russ from South Side Nazarene church. Russ and Elaine were a big influence during my teen years as they ministered to...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Jo Kelsey - Aurora, IL - Friend


Russell T. "Russ" Mumma, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Russ was the son of the late Harry and Gertrude Mumma. Russ served our country as a US Army veteran. Russ married the love of his life, Elaine on August 30, 1958 in Fort Wayne. He was a Registered Sanitarian with the Allen County Board of Health from 1959 to 1995 prior to working for the Wells County Board of Health until his retirement in 2001. He was a past member of South Side Nazarene Church and current and active member of Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene. He served as a church board member, treasurer, song leader, and head usher for both churches, along with teaching Sunday school. Russ served on the Northeast Indiana Board for his church for many years. Russ organized most of the churched prime time events. He had a strong faith in the Lord and went on over 20 mission trips. He was also a member of Indiana Environmental Health Association, Northeast Indiana I.E.H.A., Indiana Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialist which he served on their executive boards. Russ was an avid reader, loved traveling, and cherished the time spent with his family. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Elaine Mumma of Fort Wayne; son, Kerry (Susan) Mumma of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sheri Pedersen of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Benjamin, Matthew, Jessica, Dustin; great-grandchildren, Aidyn, Kaitlyn; and brother, Ronald (Glayds) Mumma of New Haven. Russ was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Mumma. Service is 11:00 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 at Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene, 10621 Liberty Mills Road with calling one hour prior. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue, Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Nazarene Missions International or American Cancer Society. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.