Osmond couple are still Valentines after 72 years

It was Valentine’s Day 1946 and Lorena Ellenberger had a date with Ervin Kumm. What a special date it was! He proposed marriage and presented her a diamond ring. The couple had dated since Dec. 2, 1945, when Ervin’s sister, Delores Schnoor, had set up a blind date for the two. They went to a dance at King’s Park in Norfolk. I

t was not to be a long courtship. It was war time and there was gas rationing and it was expensive to travel. Ervin was born to Ferdinand and Hilda Kumm on a farm northwest of Osmond on April 15, 1922. Growing up, he attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Osmond until his family moved to Colorado. He continued his education there for four years after which his family moved back to Nebraska, settling in the Battle Creek area. Later the family moved to Osmond, where Ervin helped the family on the farm.


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