March 3, 1922 -- May 6, 2011
Warren Harley Cumings, 89, of Loveland, Colorado passed away peacefully on May 6th 2011. Warren was born on March 3rd, 1922, to Wes and Lily Cumings in Garrison, North Dakota. He grew up on a farm near Roseglen, North Dakota, that was homesteaded by his parents. He lived there from 1922 to 1944. He spent most of the year of 1944 working in a Sears store in Minot, ND and attending Minot State University. On Oct. 22nd, 1945, he married Mary Dolores Rensch in a Catholic church in Plaza, ND. Warren and Dolores then spent the next 23 years farming about 12 miles south of Makoti, ND. Warren also taught school, in a one room schoolhouse, south of the farm. Other occupations were TV repair and school bus driver. While they were on the farm, they had 4 children. In Oct of 1968, Warren and Dolores moved the family to Loveland, Colorado. He then held various occupations: Insurance Agent, construction, and finally, became the head of the Engineering Department at the Longmont Turkey plant, from which he retired. He also manufactured and marketed his invention, the Basketeer.
Warren was an excellent athlete and sportsman. He enjoyed baseball and played in the amateur league. He also coached American Legion and Babe Ruth teams. He was renowned for his ability to throw a knuckleball. He was an excellent bowler with an average of 200 and once bowled a 299. As a senior, he played softball for the city of Denver and competed in many national tournaments. He also loved to golf, especially with his sons and grandchildren.
Warren and Dolores enjoyed traveling. They made many trips to various parts of the United States and also Europe. Warren loved road-trips by automobile. They spent several winters in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Warren is survived by his wife Dolores; his children: Craig and wife Phyllis of Pisgah Forest, NC, Tim and wife DiAnn of Windsor, CO, Beth Cumings of Loveland, CO, and Scott and wife MaryAnn of Windsor, CO; thirteen grandchildren: Jacquelyn, Jennifer, Laura and Penelope (Craig); Nicole, Nicholas, Nolan and Natalyn (Tim); Shane and Shannon, (Beth); Derek, David, and Desiree, (Scott); and sixteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Darlene of Bowman, ND.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Wes.
Services will be held at Saint John`s Catholic Church in Loveland Colorado, on Wednesday, May 11, at 2:00. Rosary and viewing will start at 1:00. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Special Olympics and/or the Autism Society. Please view the online obituary, send condolences and sign the family guest book at allnutt.com.