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> Sylvia Lumm and her daughter Mary Lou Birkholz. (Bethany Carson photo.)

Sylvia Lumm, 95, resides at the Shell Rock Healthcare Center.

     Lumm grew up in Shell Rock on a farm with her family. When she was very young, she lived near Aplington, but soon moved to Shell Rock. Her parents milked cows and had pigs, chickens, ducks, geese and row crops like corn, wheat, oats and soybeans.

     She helped on the farm working wherever needed. She was the second oldest child and had seven brothers and one little sister.

     Lumm wore overalls as a girl, since all of her brothers did. Her aunt sewed her dresses out of pretty feed sacks.


Read more in the November 9th edition of the STAR or Tribune/Journal.