Posted: January 8th, 2015

1920 ~ 2015
Bob and Beth raised a mighty crop on both fronts; a farm full of grain and a house full of kids. Bob joined Beth at the Long Term Care 4 years ago. He was often seen holding her hand and overheard saying, \”Love you momma…sure do…all the time.\” Robert Wesley Hummel, born November 1, 1920, passed away at Long Term Care in Milk River on January 3, 2015 with his family by his side. His loving wife, Beth Madge Hummel, born October 28, 1920, survives him. At age 94 they recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Bob will be missed by his nine living children, 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. Bob and Beth’s children and grandchildren are: Wally (Gloria Michaelis) Hummel and children: Danny Hummel, Toni Rae (Doug) Prusky and Guy Hummel. Dianne Bianchi Hummel Nelson (Bill Nelson deceased), and children: Kathy (Darren) Frer, Tyler (Janet Racz) Bianchi, Kyla (Paul) Maaker, Shirley Nelson, Billy (Tanya) Nelson, and Cheryl (Ernesto) Molina. Joanne (Gordon – deceased) Rolfe and children: Lori (Ken Hansen) Rolfe and Mike Rolfe. Betty (Dale) Baldwin and children: Bryce Baldwin and Maureen (Ryan) Roberts. Roy (Gail Losey) Hummel and children: Trent (Tamara) Hummel, Jill (Dalton) Rowland, Connie (Bradley) Robertson and Paige (Mike) Tidmarsh. Ruth (Rick) Melvin and children: Patrick Melvin, Scott (Holly) Melvin, Heather Melvin and Jonathan Melvin. Mark Hummel (deceased) and (Karen Sexton) and children: Trevor Sexton and Andrea (Cody) Schalk. Amy (Chuck) Bradley and children: Aaron Bradley, Glen (Janet) Bradley and Nicole (Garrett) Jackson. Doris (Jim) Slag and children: Maureen (Bryan) Schultz, Alison (Eric) Sizer , Jon (Beth) Slag, Lee Slag and Sherri Slag. Dale Hummel. Bob is also survived by his sister, Mabelle Fleming, and his brother-in-law, Paul Madge. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mabelle, his son, Mark, his grandson, Darren Bianchi, his siblings and their spouses; Merle (Gen) Hummel, Daisy (Clarence) Dittbenner, Ruth Lees (Archie) Doty, Edith Kihn (Ed) Loft, a brother-in-law, Bob Fleming, and an infant sister, Alice May. He was also predeceased by Beth’s siblings and their spouses; Frank (Verna) Madge, Helen (Henry) Salisbury, Grace (George) Snow and a sister-in-law, Nola Madge. Bob lived his life with strength of character coupled with rugged determination and a tenacious ability to focus on his passions. That determination helped him to excel in many endeavors throughout his life; from track and field as a youth to completing the Moonlight Run at age 84. He purchased his father’s farm and built it up over the years. He had an innate understanding of when and what to plant and he was very proud of his farming achievements…his 3 years as World Barley King…his 50 year contribution to the Canadian Seed Grower’s Association and driving his horse and buggies in many parades throughout Southern Alberta. He was especially proud in 1999 when chosen to lead the Calgary Stampede Parade, carrying the Honorary Parade Marshall in his horse and buggy. He treasured and respected family, friends and neighbors. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. The family is so grateful for the personal, loving care received from the doctors, nurses and staff in Milk River. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Milk River Cemetery (Box 251 Milk River, AB T0K 1M0). A family Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Milk River Cemetery. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 pm at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main St. N., Milk River, AB. Send condolences at

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