‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Larry's visitation.

Larry J. Dumas

     Larry J. Dumas, 100, of Walhalla, ND passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held Monday, March 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and prayer service at the church.

     Larry J. Dumas was born March 6, 1920 at Langdon, ND to Albert and Lorene (Schwartz) Dumas. He grew up in Walhalla, where he spent his entire life. Larry then served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. During WWII, Larry served in the OSS (Office of Strategic Service) as a Guard Patrolman and Rifle Expert in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. While in Walhalla, he worked for area farmers and also worked at the Walhalla Creamery and Motor Coach Industries in Pembina until his retirement. In his spare-time he enjoyed raising poultry.

    In August of 1949, Larry married Lorraine Reidhammer at Langdon, ND. After she passed away, he later married Ida Rousseau.

     He is survived by his children: Duane (Linda) Dumas, Hoople, ND, LaVerne (Sandy) Dumas, Alma, CO, Dennis (Cynthia) Dumas, West Fargo, ND, Wanda (Steve) Wilhelmi, Westland, MI, and Penny (Tim) Stegman, Cavalier, ND.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings: Sally O’Hara, Richard Dumas, Marlene Hugley, Lucille Dahl, Robert Dumas, and Cecelia (Wallace) Lafferty; and several nieces and nephews.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; wives, Lorraine and Ida; infant daughters, Diane and Candy; grandsons, Michael and Jamie; and siblings: Leo, Gilbert, Elaine, Beverly, Dorothy, and Albert Jr. “Buddy.”


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Larry Dumas, please visit our flower store.


Duane, wanted to extent condolences to you and your family during this time of loss.

Paul Wild May 8 2020 12:00 AM

Duane, Laverne, Dennis, Wanda, Penny & families- so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you - remembering how Dad would always comment on hard you kids worked- old neighbors too!!! Take care!!!

Ruth Vondal Cameron Mar 16 2020 12:00 AM

Until we meet again Grandpa. I will always remember exploring the farm and getting myself into trouble .

Ruth Martinez Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

LaVerne and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. May many fond memories sustain you through this time.

Brenda Menier Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Larry's family in this difficult time...

Miles Hoff Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

I added you to my prayers cousins! I am sorry for your loss. Larry is watching over you now! Allen Vandal

Allen Vandal Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to Laverne and family.

Brad and Gayle Gendron Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

He'll surely be missed, such a great man, great uncle had many interesting times with him over the years, he was so talented with his art and many other things.

Tork Dumas Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the families.

Valorie Letkeman Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

I would like to extend our sympathy to the Dumas family, We use to work back and forth haying and had a good time doing it.

Jim Belanus Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM