Loren Pumper

March 4, 1962 - August 19, 2023

Loren Robert Pumper, age 61 of New Prague, MN passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 19, 2023. Loren lived his life with hope, selflessness, and passion, while being an inspirational husband and father. He so cherished his friendships and time with family, always wanting everyone to have a good time. Loren was a skilled craftsman (welder), outdoorsman and an avid fan of Minnesota sports at all levels.

His spirit was ever-present even during some extraordinarily difficult life situations over the past four and a half years, including a courageous battle with lung cancer. We are convinced that in the days leading up to his passing, he wanted to be sure his family would be okay. He was reunited with his son, Zac, who passed on the exact day, August 19th, four years prior. Loren and his family remain so grateful to the teams at Minnesota Oncology, Northwestern University Medical School (in Chicago), Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Hospice. A special thank you to our amazing family and friends who provided emotional and physical support to our family.

Loren so loved his family and is preceded in death by his son, Zac; parents, Alois & Stella; brother, Teddy, and sister, Alice Jindra. Survived by his loving wife and partner in life, Mary, of 41 years, proud father of Andrea (Ryan), Zac (deceased), and Kirby (Larry); loving grandfather to Jameson and Paisley; siblings, Judy Leske, Glenn Pumper, Tom Pumper, Gary Pumper, Jeannie Heaney, Mary Pumper, Bernie Pumper, Al (Jean) Pumper; brother-in-law, Greg Jindra.

Loren’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club (2920 220th St. E., Prior Lake, MN 55372) on Friday, September 8th with an open house from 6 – 9 pm. The Celebration of Remembrance will take place during the open house at 7:15. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers and aligned with how Loren lived his life, we encourage people to make a gift to their charity of choice, go out for a meal with friends or a family member whom you haven’t seen for some time and raise a glass in Loren’s honor.

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Jillian Phillips
9 months ago

One of the biggest hearts I have had the privilege of knowing ♥️ all of my love

LaRayne Moran
9 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful memories you made over the years provide you comfort during this difficult time. Loren was the kindest man with a huge heart and will be deeply missed by so many

carolyn korba
9 months ago

Our hearts are with you Mary, Andrea & Kirby, You all have had a rough time, but remember the good times, hug each other talk about all the memories. Mary, I remember when the kids were little, you two were perplexed about parenthood but your love never faltered. You raised a beautiful, loving family! Love each other, Loran & Zac r smiling! Sorry, we cant be there. Love John & Carolyn Korba

Patricia Ellen Nesbitt
9 months ago

Andrea I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

Terrence Furlong
9 months ago

Keeping the Pumper Family in my thoughts and prayers. I’m very sorry for your loss.

Lori Fitzharris
9 months ago

So sad the read this. Loren was a fantastic man.

Richard Twitchell
9 months ago

Kirby, As you go through this difficult time, know that you have many friends who are here to support you and your family as best we can.

Shining golden sun
Affirming seasons of life
Winter comes too soon

9 months ago

Kirby, I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Jon Schneider
9 months ago

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Loren at Emerson, he was a great guy, always upbeat even in hard times. Didn’t take much to get him to chuckle.

Robyn Hruby
9 months ago

My dear Mary, Andrea and Kirby, we are heartbroken to hear about Loren. What a wonderful man! I will never forget his laugh! Mike and I are so very thankful for all the wonderful memories of Card Club, especially the back and forth pranks. Thinking of you and all your family during this very difficult time. Sending prayers and hugs your way. Love to all❤️

Jean & Greg Stepka
9 months ago

Dear Mary, Andrea & Kirby, we are so very heart broken to hear this sad, sad news. Greg & I will never forget all the great times we had growing up with you guys, Loren was alway the life of the party and he truly wanted everyone to have fun. He will be missed by many, please except our deepest condolences, sending many hugs and prayer to you.

Megan Cappaert
9 months ago

Dearest Kirby, Andrea, and Mary, my heart goes out to you all now and always for this huge loss. Loren was such a warm presence, and know his energy surrounds you all. So sorry for your loss and love you all.

Katie Seurer
9 months ago

So very sorry for your loss.

Kathy Lapic
9 months ago

Mary, we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Loren was one of a kind and will be sadly missed. Sending you prayers.

Jerry & Mary Ademmer
9 months ago

Dear Mary & Family so very sorry for you loss. Loren will be missed by all! Sending prayers!

John Ollmann
9 months ago

I will never forget this big-hearted man. His smile, his kindness, his welcoming spirit. My heart goes out to Mary, Kirby and Andrea, and the many people who loved him.

9 months ago

Mary he will always be the uncle that looks like Doug!! We loved him dearly!! I am so sorry for your loss!! We are sad! He will be missed by everyone!! You are in my prayers!! Love Doug, Gail and Luke!!

Lonnie Swanson
9 months ago

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are so glad we got to meet him. Lonnie and Laurie Swanson

Joy Westenberg
9 months ago

Dear Mary, Andrea, and Kirby,
What a shock to hear about Loren’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and the entire family. We remember Loren as a very, very kind and extremely gentle man. Praying for God’s strength and Peace. Love, The Westenbergs.

Juanita Sawyer
9 months ago

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you as you remain in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Juanita and Bob Sawyer

Jim Flint.
9 months ago

Sorry for your loss, prayers to your father and your family are flowing.

Toni Sacco
9 months ago

Mary, Andrea and Kirby. We are so sad to hear this news. We loved Loren and we are so happy to have so many memories of all the hours at hockey games, tournaments. Loren had such a big heart, he will be missed dearly. Love John and Toni

Kim and Randy Johnson
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Loren was such a kind man. Always cared about everyone around him. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to his family.

James Bartusek
9 months ago

Sorry to Hear The Passing of An Amazing Gentleman.Had Alot of Good Times with Loren.He Will Be Missed.

Tammy (Bastyr) Sinkel
9 months ago

Mary and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have many fond memories from way back of Loren, he was always smiling and all the fun enjoyed by so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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