William "Bill" and Dorothy Leif Dumpert


William "Bill" Aloysius Dumpert

William Aloysius Dumpert was born to Adam Dumpert and Fredericka Menke Dumpert on June 28, 1905, at Exeter, Nebraska, and passed away January 9, 1989 at the Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva, Nebraska, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 11 days. He was one of 12 children in the family.

Bill grew up on the family farm near Exeter. He attended District No. 22 and St. Stephen's Catholic School.

He spent 6 years farming east of Exeter before moving in 1938 to a farm west of Exeter, where he farmed until his retirement in 1978.

On April 8, 1932, Bill was married to Dorothy Marie Leif of Utica, Nebraska, and to them 6 children were born. In 1978 Bill and Dorothy retired to their new home in Exeter, which was built by their son, Tom, and they enjoyed very much.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Exeter. Bill enjoyed farming, wood working, and helping friends and neighbors with small repair jobs. He enjoyed visiting at the Exeter and Friend Nursing Homes, and also with friends and relatives from near and far.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Fredericka, Exeter, Nebraska; sisters, Sophia, York, Nebraska and Emma, Seward, Nebraska; brothers, Felix, Los Angles, California, and Paul, Phoenix, Arizona. Note: sister, Alice died on January 8, 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Exeter; sons Robert and Gary of Exeter, and Thomas of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughters, Mrs. Dean (Wilma Jean) Rich of York, Nebraska, Mrs. Warren (Lois) Thomsen, Exeter, Nebraska, Mrs. Gary (Carol) Aden, LaJolla, California, and by 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church (due to church repair at St. Stephen's), Exeter, Nebraska on Thursday, January 12, with Msgr, Ingenhorst officiating. Henrietta Harre accompanied Mrs. James Rassette who sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art".

Pallbearers were grandsons, David and Darin Rich, Michael and Douglas Thomsen, Cary Dumpert and Dwight Dumpert.

Interment was in the Exeter Cemetery with Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are directed to St. Stephen's Building Fund, Exeter, Nebraska.



A sincere thank you to all who remembered our family with Masses, memorials, visits, gifts of food, cards and flowers at the time of Wm's death. Your thoughtfulness was deeply appreciated. May God bless you.

Mrs. Wm. Dumpert and Family

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
Thursday, January 26, 1989



Dorothy Marie Leif Dumpert

Dorothy Marie Leif Dumpert was born January 16, 1912, at Utica, Nebraska to William J. Leif and Mary A. Wirtheim Leif. She died July 10, 1996, at the Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 24 days. She was one of six children in the family.

Dorothy was married to William A. Dumpert on April 8, 1932. To this union six children were born.

She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Altar Society, two pinochle groups and several neighborhood card groups. She was a past member of the Happy Hour Extension Club and Retired Teacher Association.

She was a rural school teacher for several years before she married and returned to teaching after raising her family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson and one brother.

She is survived by children; Wilma Jean and husband Dean Rich of York, Robert and wife Jane Dumpert of Exeter, Thomas and wife Phyllis Dumpert of Lincoln, Lois and husband Warren Thomsen of Exeter, Carol and husband Gary Aden of Edina, Minnesota, Gary and wife Sherry Dumpert of Exeter; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sisters Louise Neville of Houston, Texas, Margaret T. Becker of Exeter and LeNora Coffey of Exeter; brothers, Paul and wife Bessie Leif of Beaver Crossing and Clarence and wife Mildred Leif of Lincoln; and sister-in-law Mary Leif of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Funeral services were conducted from the St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter, Nebraska on Saturday, July 13, with Father John Glaves officiating. Casket bearers were grandsons, David and Darin Rich, Cary Dumpert, Michael, Douglas and James Thomsen, Dwight Dumpert and Jason & Willie Dumpert. Interment was in the Exeter Cemetery with Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
Thursday, July 25, 1996