Jennifer Mumm

Service

Date: Wed, October 25, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Lutheran Church of Hope
Address:
925 Jordan Creek Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Tue, October 24, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Lutheran Church of Hope, Chapel
Address:
925 Jordan Creek Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266

Jennifer Mumm

Jennifer Lynn Mumm, 46, of Johnston, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday October 21, 2017.

Jen was born July 5, 1971 in Hampton, Iowa to Jay and Linda Brower. She graduated from Hampton schools and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in education from UNI and a Master’s degree in counseling from Drake. For many years Jen served as an elementary school teacher, a guidance counselor, and a dean of students in West Des Moines and Johnston school districts.

However, it was at UNI that she met the love of her life, Kurt Mumm. They were united in marriage on July 24, 1993. They had three amazing children, her true pride and joy.

The family exhausted their passion for travel as much as possible filling their lives with extravagant adventures. Jen enjoyed going to lunch with friends, shopping, playing with her dog, Maggie, and most of all spending as much time with her family as humanly possible.

Late in life Jen was diagnosed with a rare form of cystic fibrosis and lived a daily fight, especially following her double lung transplant that occurred last year. Despite her struggles, she remained strong in Faith, and was guided by the verse Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Jen continuously had a positive outlook on life and was very thankful to her team of doctors and supporters. She has, time after time, served as a model for strength, love, and perseverance to family and friends.

Jen lives on through her husband, Kurt; son, Gavin; daughters, Makenna & Karsen; parents, Jay & Linda Brower; and sister, Jaime (John) Harris; eight nieces & nephews, as well many extended family members and friends. She was preceded by her grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 4-7 pm at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, a funeral service will be held on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 11 am, followed by a luncheon, all at the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Memorials may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Iowa Donor Network.

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