Ida C Kumma

August 21, 1932November 5, 2018
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Ida Christine was born on August 21, 1932, in Carpio, North Dakota, to Chris and Carrie Holmgren. She was the eighth in their family of five sons and four daughters. In 1940, the family followed her sister Sally to Seattle, settling in Alderwood Manor. Ida was a proud graduate of Edmonds High School in 1950. She was a lifelong member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Seattle.

Ida married Matt Robert Kumma on March 3, 1951. They were blessed to enjoy 49 years together. They made their home in Seattle. Ida and Matt welcomed their children Barbara, Beverly and Susan. Norman, Sharon, Matt and Thomas were born after they moved to Lynnwood in 1959 and purchased the family home. Ida’s favorite pastimes were spending time with family and being involved with her children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s activities.

Ida and Matt were the owners and operators of Lake Serene Upholstery. Matt did the upholstery and Ida did the cutting and sewing. Theirs was a perfect partnership, both at home and at work.

She will be deeply missed by her children Barbara & Dave Wills, Beverly & Wayne Akana, Susan & Doug Saukkola, Norman & Beth Kumma, Sharon & Ron Rosenblat, Matt Kumma, and Thomas & Ari Kumma; 21 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and climbing, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sweetheart Matt Robert, her parents, granddaughter Christin Leigh Wills, brothers Clarence, Leonard, Alvin, Alfred and Henry Holmgren and sisters Selma Carlson, Inga Questad and Helga Kallio.


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ida C Kumma

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Cathy Karlsen

November 12, 2018

The many memories I have of my dear friend Ida will live in my heart always. Ida and Bob always had their home open for my family. But the best memories for the two of us is in the last few years when we would go to have lunch or breakfast out and have such beautiful conversations of our dear husbands, others that have also gone on before us and how we missed them but how thankful we where to have our families always there for us. We discussed our faith and Gods grace, love and care in our lives. We laughed, cried and gave thanks together. We could always share from our hearts with each other and laugh at so many things we were experiencing in our later days.
I will miss these times with Ida but know we shall meet again and she is at rest in the Lord.
May all who loved Ida so much have comfort also in the wonderful memories together with her.
Many blessings of peace,
Ida's friend Cathy

Karen McCashen

November 10, 2018

Dear Norm and Beth and Maddie, Ron and Sharon and Matt, Tom, Barb Sue and Bev, and Jonah and all of you-God be with you through the pain of your Mom's departure and her arrival in Heaven to be with the Lord Jesus. Thank you for sharing her with me. She was such a lovely person. We loved talking together about you, sharing many laughs and much love. Thank you.
Karen-Beth's Mom.

Judy Questad

November 9, 2018

We are thinking of you all Dear family of Aunt Ida! We have many happy memories at the little house in Lynnwood!Larry was especially fond of Aunt Ida and Uncle Mutt !! Most of his young life he spent with them - delivering furniture for your Parents upholstery business and just hanging out :) God Bless and comfort you all Barb ,Bev , Norman ,Sue,Sharon , Matt and Tom and your dear families that were so loved by her !!

Sharon (Impola) Estola

November 8, 2018

Our many thoughts and prayers are with you all in the passing of your dear mother. I have many fond memories of good times at the Kumma's in Lynwood back in the late 70'S. She was a sweet lady! Praying for you all in this time of sadness; but also rejoicing as her hope was in the Lord , and for a much better life to come! Our love, Sharon (Impola) Estola w Bruce & Family

Lea Niebuhr

November 8, 2018

Beth and Family, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.