Donald "Pickles" R. McCumber, 72, Weston, died Thursday Oct. 27, 2011 at Cedar Creek Manor, Kronenwetter. Pickles was born July 1, 1939 to the late Robert and Agnes (Przybylski) McCumber in Wausau. He married Joanne Spaeth on Oct. 13, 1983 in Weston. She preceded him in death in 2008.
Donald was nicknamed "Pickles" when he was four years old. He and his father rode on father's milk-route and one of his customers would always say, "here comes Mr. McCumber and his little pickle". The name stuck. Pickles loved spending time with his family including going to his grandchildren's sporting events. He really enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and both polka and country music. Pickles also enjoyed watching the Packers.
Survivors include his four sons, Mark (Penny) McCumber, Medford, Jeff (Paphaporn) McHugh, Mosinee, John (Mary) McHugh, Mosinee and Alan (Betty) McHugh, Edgar; a daughter, Michelle McCumber, Washburn; 8 grandchildren, Tanapong Panya and his wife Mai Yang Lor, Kyle, Kacee, Kody and Kalan McHugh, Nicole Gaulke, Phil (Brenda) Halvorson and Dana (Karl) Wrobel; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Alfred (LaVerne) McCumber, Minn.; and three sisters, Arlene (Norb) Przybylski, Schofield, Beverly (Bob) Jensen, Aniwa and Carol (Dale) Falstad, Eland.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at St. Agnes Catholic Parish, 6101 Zinser St., Weston. Rev. Alan Burkhardt will celebrate. Burial will be in the St. Agnes Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Brainard Funeral Home Everest-Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, at the church.
The family would like to thank Linda and the staff at Cedar Creek Manor for their loving care. Thanks also to Carla and Matt at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their special care of Pickles in his final days.