Jeffrey Gumminger

May 7, 1959January 1, 2013

Jeffrey Lee Gumminger was born May 7, 1959 in Kansas City, MO to Richard & Betty Gumminger. He died January 1, 2013 in Harrisonville, MO. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Gumminger and grandparents. Survivors include his son, Christopher (Ashley) of Lumberton, TX; his dad, Richard (Betsy) of Tucson, AZ; his brother Gary (Ellen) of Kansas City, MO; his sister Gail (Janie) of Fort Collins, CO and several nieces and nephews.

He is a graduate of Grandview High School and served in the Navy. He fulfilled his dream of working with and training field trial dogs. He spent much of his adult life in College Station, TX as the owner of Wyld Wing kennels. He loved the outdoors spending much of his free time fishing and hunting.

A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date.


  • A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date.

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Jody Baker

March 1, 2013

Jeff and I were friends for many years, spent many hours in the field with some wonderful dogs. I'll miss him even though I didn't see him often in the past few years.

Kim Jones

February 20, 2013

I was shocked to hear of Jeff's death. He was a great guy. My heart felt sympathy to his family.

Victoria Sebert

January 15, 2013

I am very sorry for the family's lost. I remember Jeff when we attended high School. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time.

Debbie Newton

January 13, 2013

I knew Jeff back in the day when I was active in the Retriever world, judging and competing with Labrador Retrievers. He was a great guy and had some great dogs. He will be missed by many.

To Jeff's family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Tionne Budde Ellegard

January 12, 2013

Gail, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending comfort and strength.

January 9, 2013

Dick, Gary and Gail, We grieve with you over Jeff's death. The Gumminger family were a very important part of our life on 106th Terr. many years ago. Our girls loved to play with you kids and we all have such fond memories of the neighborhood. Our sympathy, prayers and love to all of you.

Nancy and Dick Neal

Jody Roberts (Tarry)

January 8, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about Jeff. When I heard, so many memories of Jeff and all the Gummingers came rushing back from childhood. All of you are in my thoughts during this difficult time

Bob & Jane Gilmore

January 7, 2013

Gary- We did not know Jeff. However, we are troubled to learn that you have lost a brother. We are sorry that you are experiencing this at such a young age and will pray for your peace.

January 7, 2013

Jeff invited me to join him on Facebook last week. I had not heard from him since he worked for me at Pin Oak Kennel in the 80's. I have great memories of a young man willing to push the limits to work hard and learn the craft of training retrievers. He was always a polite and gentle one and I wish I could have connected with his request. He did a lot of "horse chasing" for me and was very dear to my heart. I would like to be advised of memorial services to pay my respects and share memories. Vick (Bolenbaugh) Zellers.....816 820 My prayers to Dick & family.


January 6, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Gumminger. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.