403 Forbidden

Edmund Dumke

Ed Dumke

Monday, January 25th, 1926 - Sunday, February 10th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Ed Dumke, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Ed Dumke

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Ed Dumke's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Ed Dumke's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Edmund Wattis Dumke, 93, died peacefully in his home on Feb. 10, 2019, of complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Born Jan. 25, 1926, in Ogden, Utah, Ed was the youngest son of Dr. Ezekiel Ricker Dumke and Edna Wattis Dumke. Ed graduated from New Mexico Military Academy and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Navy. He served as a tail gunner based on the USS Langley and USS Prince William in the Pacific in 1945. After the war, Ed returned to Utah and graduated from the University of Utah in business. Ed received a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University.

Ed became a stockbroker in Salt Lake City and helped finance the uranium mining industry in Utah in the 1950s. He became a member of the New York Stock Exchange while working on Wall Street in the early 1960s. Later, Ed began working manufacturing composite and fiberglass products, including the first fiberglass skis for Dura-Fiber, golf shafts for Head and vaulting poles for Browning.

Ed married his hometown sweetheart, Mary Carol Dean Browning, on Sept. 12, 1950. Together they had four children. He is survived by his wife of 68 years and his children, Sun Valley residents Michelle Dumke Praggastis and Edmund Ezekiel Dumke, and La Jolla resident Andrew Browning Dumke; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His eldest daughter, Valerie Ann Dumke, predeceased him in 2007.

Ed was a passionate sportsman and outdoorsman. He loved golf, horseback riding, fishing, skiing, hunting, boating and flying. If he wasn’t doing any of those activities, he was talking about them, always enjoying coming up with new ideas for competitions and adventures.

Many local charities have been touched by the Dumke family’s support. Individually, and together with his family and family foundation, Ed supported many charitable organizations and causes throughout the Intermountain West.

The family has given memorial gifts to the Hospice of the Wood River Valley, The Community Library, St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center and the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests your support be directed in his honor to one of those charities.

Ed’s services will be private and held at a later date.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Ed Dumke, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Ed Dumke

Service Details

  • Service

    Cremation under the care of Wood River Chapel
    403 N. Main Street
    HAILEY, ID 83333
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Ed’s services will be private and held at a later date.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Ed Dumke here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Ed Dumke

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each