By Patric Hedlund, TME
He was just rounding the corner to 93 years of age with a strong spirit and a twinkle in his eye, when VFW Post 9791 Chaplain Wilford Bummer took a fall. He was recovering after surgery for his broken hip when he passed away suddenly May 5.
Wilford Bummer was a beloved fixture of this Mountain Community, greeting most on the mountain with a smile and a hug. He wore his white VFW cap proudly—heavy with honor medals and the word “Commander” in gold embroidery. He carried a flag with his colleagues of…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
Holding a flag with VFW Honor Guard at Lilac Festival; with his wife, Dorothy, and left, wiping away a tear in a tenderhearted moment, for which Wilford Bummer was known, at a film about Korean War veterans.
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