Jack Henry Kummert
October 3, 1927 – April 13, 2010
Jack Kummert died at home in Ukiah on April 13, 2010 at the age of 82. He was born in San Jose, CA on October 3, 1927 to parents Gus Kummert and Florence Kummert. In 1934 his family relocated to Santa Rosa where Jack attended Elementary School, Junior High School, High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. During his High School years he was certified as an Eagle Scout, an accomplishment of which he was very proud.
At Junior College Jack met Betty Leash and they were married on July 10, 1949. At that time Jack went to work for American Trust Company (a bank) which was later merged with Wells Fargo Bank.
During his early years with the bank he became a member of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50. He was elected President of the Santa Rosa Club in 1952 and held various offices until he was elected the first International President of Active 20-30 Club in 1961. In 1965 Jack was transferred to the new Wells Fargo branch in Ukiah, CA.
He retired as Vice President Manager of the Ukiah Branch in 1992 after 41 years with Wells Fargo. After retiring he spent a great deal of his time working in his zinfandel vineyard until his health would not allow him to continue. Jack was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Angels Parish and served as a member of the Building Committee for the new Church and Parish Hall which was completed in 1999. Jack also served as a Director of the Willow County Water District for 26 years.
Jack is survived by his wife Betty Leash Kummert of Ukiah; son Erik Charles Kummert of Ukiah; sister Karen Kummert Noland and brother-in-law Mike Noland and niece Denis Noland, all of Klamath Falls, OR., and nephews Martin Noland and wife Tracey Noland of Medford, OR., and Scott Noland and wife Nicole Noland of Medford, OR., sister-in-law Jacqueline Leash Magowan of Santa Rosa, CA., nephew Bruce Magowan of SanFrancisco, CA and nephew Blair Magowan and wife Julie Magowan and children Ross Magowan and Heather Magowan, all of Rancho Cordova, CA.
Jack was preceded in death by his father Gus Kummert and mother Florence Kummert, father-in-law Noble Leash and mother-in-law Mildred Leash. Jack requested that no funeral services be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Eversole Mortuary, Ukiah CA.
- Past Active
- Board Member
- International President