Former DATCP board chairman Michael Dummer dies

Wisconsin State Farmer

HOLMEN - Longtime ag advocate Michael F. Dummer, of Holmen has died.

Dummer died at his home on July 30, 2017, following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, of 42 years and three daughters, Amy, Beth and Tracy. He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory.

Michael Dummer

64, died July 30, at his home in Holmen. Lived on family farm until death. Survived by wife, Kathy 42 years and three daughters, Amy, Beth and Tracy preceded in death by one son, Gregory.

Dummer's love of agriculture extended beyond Dummer Family Farms. His leadership was an asset to the organizations he served including the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, the Dairy Marketing Initiative, National Farmers Organization and Equity Livestock of Baraboo where he was a field representative.

Dummer also stayed abreast of politics and policies affecting farmers by serving on the Town of Holland Board and on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for nearly 20 years. Dummer was first elected to the DATCP in 1998 and served as chairman of the board for seven years.

In addition to serving his church and community, Dummer was also a beekeeper and home brewer.

A service for Dummer will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 12, at St. Elizabeth Church in Holmen, with a reception to follow at 3:30 p.m.  A Celebration of Life service will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Holland Town Hall, W7937 County Trunk MH, Holmen,