Obit: Lyle Mumm


Lyle N. Mumm, 72, of Fort Dodge, died on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at UnityPoint Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, with visitation beforehand from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge.

Lyle Norman Mumm, the son of Norman and Alice Mumm, was born on Aug. 19, 1946. Lyle graduated from Davenport Central High School in 1964. He signed up for the United States Marine Corps and was sent to Vietnam. He received a Purple Heart and returned home in 1967 to begin studying at the University of Iowa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business in 1974.

After working in the Quad Cities area for a brief time, Lyle took a job selling cars in Fort Dodge for Leo Levine. Eventually, Lyle purchased the building downtown, which would house his graphics and printing company, Economy Print and Graphics. Economy Print and Graphics only recently closed its doors due to Lyle’s retirement.

During Lyle’s time in Fort Dodge, he became involved in Rotary Club, Fort Dodge Civic Glee Club and Comedia Musica. It was in Comedia Musica that Lyle met his wife Lynda, marrying her in St. Olaf Lutheran Church in 1987.

In his free time, Lyle enjoyed reading and golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Lynda Mumm, his sons Jonathan Mumm and Alexander Mumm, his sister Roberta Weise and his brothers Randall Mumm and Russell Mumm.