Jack Linny Hummel
June 7, 1932 – June 20, 2019
SHASTA LAKE - Jack Linny Hummel passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, June 20, 2019 after battling a long term illness. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 29th at Redding Memorial Park. Pastor Darryl Sandford will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s chapel in Redding. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Jack was born June 7, 1932 in Los Angeles. He grew up in Bakersfield. He served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict and from his experience there he developed a life long interest in WWII. After his military service he graduated from Bakersfield College. He then went to Eureka where he became a brakeman for the Burlington Northern Railroad.
While in Eureka Jack met his wife of 46 years, Irma Rae Sullivan. They married on June 12, 1956. In 1965, they moved to the Redding area where Jack started his career with the US Postal Services. During this time he became active in the Old Shasta Masonic Lodge where he attained the position of Past Master. He retired after more than 30 years of service to the Postal service. Then he started his second career of gardening. He lost his wife, Irma, in March of 2003. He devoted his remaining years to the cultivation of his crops which grew in to his passion of canning, preserving and sharing his bounty with his family and friends. He loved gardening so much that he returned to school and earned his Master Gardener certificate. His generosity was his trade mark, as was his love of people, and he touched many lives both at home and in his travels across the US.
Jack is survived by daughters: Tammy Lacomte, Adele Hummel and Tina Bills and stepsons: Gregory, Leslie “Rusty”, and Robert Eastman; 18 grandchildren, 16 g grandchildren, 14 gg grandchildren and 2 ggg grandchildren.
- Graveside Service Saturday, June 29, 2019
Jack Linny Hummel
June 23, 2019
Jack was one of a kind. Key word "kind"! Kind to everyone he met...especially family. He was Uncle Jack to the family and always had a story or two to share along with homemade jam or some kind of canned fruit or veggie. I remember many hunting trips in the Trinity mountains and we all camped with his late wife Irma and her brother Bill and his wife Anna . Precious memories. I am saddened by his passing but I heard he was ready and didn't suffer. With thoughts and prayers as you rest in peace. Love, Sharon Sullivan