In memory of

Beverly Dumdei

July 14, 1932 - March 25, 2017
From: Carnarvon, IA
Beverly Dumdei

Beverly Dumdei

Born: July 14, 1932
Died: March 25, 2017
Age: 84
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     Beverly Jean Dumdei, age 84, of Carnarvon, IA, passed into eternal life on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA.  Beverly was born in Dow City, IA, on July 14, 1932, to Orville Guy and Gertrude (Bramley) Argotsinger.  Beverly was baptized and confirmed at the Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Deloit, IA.  She later became a member of the Carnarvon Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school and was active in the Ladies Aid.  She had been in ill health for the past several years and is now resting in peace.

     Beverly attended elementary school in Deloit and graduated from Denison High School.  She continued her education at AIB in Omaha, NE.  On August 17, 1949, Beverly was united in marriage to Merle Wayne Dumdei in Deloit.  This union was blessed with five children: Diana, Roger, Daniel, Don, and Sharon.  Beverly worked for many years as secretary, bookkeeper and receptionist at Ronald Meyer Popcorn Company and Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake before retiring May of 1990.

     Beverly was a loving and devoted wife and mother, who cherished her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards with friends and neighbors, and Bible studies.  Beverly and Merle enjoyed traveling and going to Arizona in the winter.  As a two time cancer survivor she was an active supporter of the Relay for Life serving as a counselor to other women dealing with breast cancer.  She especially loved watching the birds in the back yard and looking at Merle’s flower garden that he made especially for her.    

     Survivors include her husband, Merle Wayne Dumdei of Carnarvon; children: Diana and husband Arthur Rowe of Bettendorf, IA, Don and wife Sue of Waukee, IA, and Sharon of Nevada, IA; her sister Vera Talcott of Omaha, NE; brother Wendell Argotsinger of Denison, IA; grandchildren: Jennifer O’Neill, Kerry (Brandon) Goldsberry, Aaron (Christina) Shay, Christopher (Lisa) Dumdei, Nathan Dumdei, Sarah (Chad) West, Katie (Jayson) Gunn, and Ryan Lenihan; great-grandchildren: Maddox and Clara Goldsberry; Quinlan Shay; Tyler and Ashlynn Dumdei; Addyson and Aiden Gunn;  and Katherine West; many extended family members and friends.

     Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; two sons: Roger and Daniel; and granddaughter Marjorie O’Neill.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer society.




Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Thursday
March 30, 2017
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Carl Lee
5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday
March 29, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Wall Lake, Iowa
Dow City Cemetery
Dow City, Iowa


Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:09 PM
“Merle and family, so sorry for your koss. My father was Arthur, from Lake City. I will be sure to let Glenna know. Thoughts and prayers to you all.”
- Rhonda (Dumdei) Hanks
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:57 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Merle Dumdei family. Bev was a very sweet lady and will not be forgotten by all the people she touched. So sorry I couldn't make the wake or funeral due to other engagements.”
- Luann (Engel) Ludwig
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:06 AM
“Merle-Randy, our son, just called about Bev. Vern and I are so sorry, so glad we got to see her before we left for Texas, we are still here. You are in our thoughts and prayers”
- Vern and Mary Bruening
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:52 PM
“Blessings to Merle and Bev's family. She will be dearly missed. We are so grateful for the opportunity to get to know Bev. She was a very special woman, the smile of an angel. Her presence warmed our hearts, her kindness blessed our souls. ”
- Dennis Peters and Susan
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:52 PM
“Greetings to the family. I have always appreciated my cousin Beverly. She made the world more beautiful by her presence and in particular her extended family. and friends. It is my prayer that her loving husband, family, and friends will be comforted by their memories and God's Spiriit of love and peace now and in the days to come. Dale”
- G Dale Argotsinger
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:55 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to Bev's family. She was a great lady and one heck of a bowler.”
- Steve Mindy Radloff
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:55 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. Bev was such a lovely lady.”
- Lois Kettering
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:17 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was such a nice lady.”
- Linda Brown
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:41 PM
“Prayers for your family. She was such a special lady. ”
- Toni Pfrimmer
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