William “Bill” Francis Kummerle, age 81, a longtime Everett resident, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, October 5, 2017.
He was born April 5, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to William and Della (Miller) Kummerle. Bill enlisted in the USAF and served stateside during the Korean War. It was during his time at Paine Field that he met his wife of 59 years, Mona Christoferson. Together, they had 5 children and were blessed with 9 grandchildren. After his military service, he began his career as a CPA and an IRS agent receiving accolades from both the FBI and the US Treasurer until his retirement in 1991. Being a man of numbers, Bill continued in retirement as a private accountant.
Aside from being a loving father who spent many years coaching youth basketball and baseball, Bill was an active member in the community. He devoted time to the Citizens’ Advisory Community for Community Transit, served as Treasurer for Everett Civic Music and was a lifelong active member of the Everett Elks Club.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mona; children, Nancy (Chris) Courtney, of Burbank, CA, Della (Doug) Hayden, of San Clemente, CA, Paul (Carol) Kummerle, of Mill Creek, WA, Jimm (Chris) Kummerle, of Arlington, WA and Jo Kummerle, of Gig Harbor, WA; and eight grandchildren, Nick, Kelli, Ally, Drake, Jackson, Katie, Logan, and Jenna. He was preceded in death by his oldest granddaughter, Alisa.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church, 2501 Hoyt Ave., Everett, Father Francis Hung Le, Celebrant. A reception will follow at 2:00 pm at Washington Oakes, 1717 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Cypress Lawn Memorial Park will be Bill’s final resting place with Military Honors.