Beverly & Floyd Mumm

Beverly & Floyd Mumm

Beverly & Floyd Mumm

Cedar Rapids

Beverly Lillian Mumm, 85, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at West Ridge Care Center.

Floyd Everett Mumm, 89, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital.

Services for both Bev and Floyd will be held at Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation at 3 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2024, by Steve Ross. Following the service, friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 1735-11th St NW, Cedar Rapids. Burial services will be held at a later date.

Floyd and Bev are survived by three sons, Leonard (Kim) Mumm of Palo, Michael (Martha) Mumm of Homestead, and Timothy Mumm of Cedar Rapids; 5 grandchildren, Denell, Ryan, Patricia, Matthew, and Colin; and 7 great-grandchildren; Floyd’s brother, Larry Mumm of Shellsburg; and Bev’s sister, Jeannie Stevens LeHew Sampica.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Bob “Bear” and Richard Stevens. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bonnie; and brother, Richard Mumm. They were also preceded in death by their daughter-in-law, Darcy Mumm.

Floyd and Bev were joined in marriage on May 15, 1955, in Burlington. They lived a long adventurous life together and cared for each other until the very end.

Beverly was born on September 23, 1938, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Cortland and Hellen Fitzgerald Stevens. She attended McKinley High School and worked at Ushers Ferry as the director and as a tour guide for many years. Beverly was an accomplished artist with many of her art pieces publicly displayed. She had a unique art style, most recognized as avant-garde. Beverly dabbled in many forms of art, including drawing, painting, knitting, glasswork, and clay sculpture. Bev was contracted to paint a mural at Buchanan Elementary School, a wall in Newbo, a Sunday School room at a church in Marion, and her proudest accomplishment was being asked by the City of Cedar Rapids to decorate one of thirty American Gothic Statues placed around Cedar Rapids.

Floyd was born September 4, 1934, in Williamsburg, the son of Vermillion and Helen Furman Mumm. He attended school at Marion High School, graduating in 1954. Floyd worked for Norm Caddy at the Phillips 66 gas station on 7th Avenue in Marion, followed by 27 years as a mechanic at the Bob Zimmerman Ford dealership. He spent a decade in the US Army Reserves and was privileged to be part of the Honor Flight program.

Floyd often told stories of his skydiving adventures, recalling a scary moment when his primary chute got tangled and he had to cut himself free to deploy his backup parachute. Floyd filled his

spare time racing go-karts, midgets, sprint cars, and stock cars for many years, ending his racing career in 1979 at the Miller 100. He loved racing and got to meet many American racing icons, including A.J. Foyt. After racing, Floyd devoted his time to Ushers Ferry, participating as an actor in the Mile High Frontiersmen cowboy re-enactment. He loved meeting visitors and teaching them about the Wild West days.

Floyd retired from Billy Bills Furniture Store, having been close lifelong friends with Billy Bills since childhood. In later years, he returned to work for Menards and worked part-time well into his eighties.

Floyd and Bev were avid motorcyclists, riding their Honda Goldwing through 36 states and Canada. They loved to travel. Floyd and Bev spent many winters in Texas, Arizona, and Florida during their golden years. They made many friends and loved to socialize with the locals. Floyd was a joker, he loved to inform people that he was born in 1934, the year of the rubber shortage. He loved to entertain people and would often tell long stories that always ended with a punchline that was sure to make everyone laugh.

Floyd died of a broken heart, six days after the death of his wife of 69 years.

Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.

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