HANCOCK - Emma Dorothy (Hallman) Krumm died with dignity, love and respect on May 17, 2010. The last survivor of nine children raised by German immigrant farmers in Saginaw Valley, she was born February of 1916.
Emma was guided by strong principles of her Christian faith and an overwhelming desire to help others. She was firmly connected to the Earth, tending and harvesting farm fields in Saginaw with her family both before and after marrying Arnold George Krumm in 1939.
Emma's three loving sons, Leonard, Raymond and Darrell, will sorely miss her presence in their lives as will all that had the privilege of knowing her. Throughout her life, she was "like a mother" to many individual people.
After leaving Saginaw in the early 70's, she lived with Arnold in the Mio area where she joyfully helped her grandson, Paul, before moving to Lupton in 1987.
In 2003, Emma moved to the U.P. to live with her son, Darrell. Emma loved working in greenhouses, both as a young woman in Saginaw and as an elder, when she was thrilled to be part of six growing seasons at the Hulkonen farm in Nisula.
She was a welcome member of the Alston Apostolic Lutheran Church and the Red Hat Society. She volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul store in L'Anse and baked pies for Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. She was fond of rocks, birds, flowers and being outdoors, but her favorite thing was to give whatever she had to others.
For the past year, Emma had been a content resident of Houghton County Medical Care facility where she enjoyed card games, cookie baking, receiving visitors and making new friends.
Emma was preceded in death by her loving husband in 1994, all her siblings and her fourth grandson, Oren.
She was loved and admired by her three sons; her daughter-in-law, Marj; her three other grandsons, Scott, Eric and Paul; her granddaughter, Amy (Krumm) Knutson; their mothers and families, which include many lovely great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends will miss her frequent letters and cheerful personality.
There will be a memorial service for her at her church in Alston on Saturday, May 22 at 11 a.m. on the day before the Hallman family reunion.
The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting with her arrangements.