Obituary of Leonard George Gumpinger
Leonard George Gumpinger
(October 5, 1944 - January 12, 2020)
Leonard passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the age of 75 years. Len was the middle of nine children, born October 5, 1944 in Macklin, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Anne Gumpinger.
He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Denzil, Saskatchewan until he moved to Camrose with his mother and younger siblings in 1961. In 1968, at the age of 24 he married Geraldine Pelz and they had three children. Known for lighting up the night as a Maroon, a Goodtimer, or for the Windsor Hotel, Gump loved sports - playing sports, coaching sports, and watching sports. He garnered respect both on and off the ice or field. Whether it was changing tires, pumping gas, delivering papers, shoveling neighbours walks, spending time with his grandchildren, or simply walking in the rink, Len was always happy to see his friends and would light up with his winning smile. When he needed to step away from it all, he loved his time at the farm with his bovine pets. His charisma, deep faith, incredible work ethic, and humility was admirable and will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Geraldine; children Geoffrey (Leila) Gumpinger of Edmonton, Dena (Doug) Mackwood of Calgary, and Jason (Becky) Gumpinger of Sherwood Park; grandsons Trey, Nicholas, Quinton, Ethan, Benjamin, Logan and Isaac; brother Gerard (Patricia); sisters Kathleen Leibel, Audrey (Ray) Heck, Lucille (Louis) Chrystian, Elaine Scheelar; sister-in-law Leona; brother-in-law Larry; as well as numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends.
Len was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Frank; his sister Marion; and brother-in-law Sebastian Leibel.
A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020 from the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. Interment has taken place in the Camrose Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Leonard's memory may be made to the St. Francis Building Fund, or to STARS.