Thomas Aaron Dumbeck, 93, of Frazee, passed away on Good Friday, April 7, 2023 at the Frazee Care Center.  He had been residing at Frazee Assisted Living since 2018.

  Aaron, as he was known, was born in Frazee on June 17, 1929, a son of the late Charles D. and Minnie (Rehberg) Dumbeck. He attended Frazee country school in Silverleaf Township and was a lifelong resident of the area.

  Aaron farmed his whole life, and in earlier years, had driven tractor in Leeds, North Dakota.  He loved nature and enjoyed hunting. Aaron also loved to garden, especially potatoes, and was well known for trying to plant his potatoes by Good Friday. He grew tobacco and always had legacy seeds from his many years of planting.

  He was a gifted player of the accordion, playing into his 90’s. Aaron also played the harmonica, guitar, fiddle and bugle. He was part of an informal band in his earlier years, often playing for dances and other events. 

  Aaron loved out-laws, and old Western movies. He often claimed that his father had even met Jesse James! He was an avid admirer of military history, and was a great nephew of Ira Ward, a Civil War veteran. Aaron made many connections and friendships throughout his life. He will be sadly missed.

  Aaron is survived by his nieces and nephews: Barbara (Duaine) Steuber, Davida (Eric) Steuber, Susan (Edward) Delaney, David Dumbeck, Lloyd (Linda) Quittschreiber, David Quittschreiber, Arlan Quittschreiber, Edes Gerwing, Roger Schmidt, Linda Springer, Susan Otto, and several great and great-great nieces and nephews and dear friends, Darrell and Nancy Wick and their family. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Joseph, Hazel (Ed) Schmidt, William, John, Sophia (Henry) Schmidt, David (Marie) Dumbeck, Julia (George) Quittschreiber, Warren and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral service for Aaron will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Furey Funeral Home (33832 Hwy 87, Frazee, MN 56544) with visitation 1-hour prior. Pastor Amy Strom officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

  The family wishes to thank the staff of the Frazee Assisted Living, Frazee Care Center and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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