John L. Mumm

August 21, 1950July 6, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Albert and Charlotte Mumm; and nephew, Brian Mumm. Survived by wife of 49 years, Theresa Mumm; daughters, Shannon (Tony) Dobias, and Angela (Jim) Cunningham; siblings, Dennis Mumm, and Jeanette (Steve) Nantz; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson. MEMORIAL VISITATION: Thursday July 11 from 5-8pm at Westlawn Hillcrest. MEMORIAL MASS Friday 10:30 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68106. INURNMENT held at Omaha National Cemetery following service. Those wishing to honor John are invited to make a donation to The Disabled American Veterans in John’s name.

John Ludwig Mumm, 68 of Omaha, NE, formerly of DeWitt, IA. John died Saturday morning, July 6th after a long battle of fighting infections due to his recent hip surgery in February.

John was born on August 21, 1950 in Clinton, IA to Albert and Charlotte (Tracy) Mumm, also of DeWitt, IA. At the time of his birth, the family was living on a farm near McCausland, IA. At the age of 4, the family gave up farming and moved to town where John attended Kindergarten at the Masonic Temple.

John was a graduate of Central DeWitt Community Schools in 1969. He also attended Wayne State University in Wayne, NE and later University of Nebraska at Omaha. At the age of 19, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving on the destroyer, USS Bigalow. While serving in the U.S. Navy, John was injured while on duty, which resulted in John later becoming 100% service connected disabled. John was very proud of being a member of the U.S. Navy and being a veteran serving his country.

John married the love of his life, Theresa (Simoni) Mumm at the age of 20 on September 11, 1970. Their wedding took place at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Long Grove, IA.

John and Theresa raised 2 daughters, Shannon and Angela. The family of four moved to Colorado. They enjoyed road trips to the mountains, and spending time together having food fights on the back deck of their home.

Later in life after their daughters were grown and out of high school, they moved to Omaha, NE where they became Family Teachers at Boys Town. They were most proud of the impact that they had on 22 young men that passed through their home. Most of the boys are still very much close to them still today.

John was most loved for his sense of humor and boisterous laugh. He was born and raised a die hard Iowa Hawkeyes fan. He will be greatly missed. Mostly by his 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson and their love of his “Papacakes”. He loved to travel and he loved to visit family all over the country.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Theresa; Daughters and sons-in-laws, Shannon and Tony Dobias, Angela and James Cunningham; Grandchildren: Curtis, Axie, Mariah, Shayla, David, and Sami; Great- grandson, Bowdy; Older Brother and sister- in-law, Dennis and LaRaine (Bush) Mumm; Sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette (Mumm) and Steve Nantz; Loving In-Laws: Tony and Judi Simoni, Ron and Kay Simoni, Mike and Michaeleen Beard, Jerry and Jean Purcell, Dan and Cathy Eberhart, and Carlos and Christy Simoni; Numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Proceeding John in death were his grandparents; His parents, Albert and Charlotte Mumm; His Mother and Father- In-Law, Tony and Edna Simoni; His brother-in-law, Ted Simoni; His nephews, Brian Mumm and Tony Simoni III.

Following the Memorial Mass, John will be laid to rest at Omaha National Cemetery in Papillion, NE at 1:00 p.m. There will be a celebration of life at the Ralston American Legion following the burial. Come and enjoy a beer for John!


  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Inurnment Friday, July 12, 2019


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Lauren Story

July 13, 2019

I grew up across the street from John and his family on 4th street in DeWitt

Great memories of John and Stan Schmidt playing baseball or football with us younger kids. Always fun and full of energy, he was always swamped by us. Admired him during his high school football days and have always considered him a friend. May God comfort you and your family at this trying time, Theresa. John will always be in my memories. LAUREN STORY

Tami Richardson-Nelson

July 12, 2019

My sincere sympathy at this very difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort each of you in your time of grief.

Carlos Simoni

July 11, 2019

John was a great brother to me! I will miss him and loved him very much. Long live your spirit with The Lord, Walter Hawkeye!

Mark and Pamela Gutierrez

July 10, 2019

John and Theresa are our most treasured friends and neighbors. John will always be in our hearts - we will miss him terribly - we were all looking forward to so much more time together.

John was so proud of his precious family. We are most sorry for each of them for this loss of such a huge fan in their lives. John admired EACH of them, and never missed an opportunity to let us know what terrific people they are (we already knew!). We realize that this loss will leave a very big hole their hearts, but hope they will all know that John will still be with them each and every day - he will not miss a thing!