2021ObituariesJames Douglas Rumpf

January 12, 2021by SealeUser14

May 26, 1949 ~ January 10, 2021

James Douglas Rumpf, 71, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home in Greenwell Springs, LA. James served his country in the United States Army before retiring as Master Sergeant. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Saturday, January 16, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a graveside service at Louisiana National Cemetery with full military honors scheduled for a later date. Please check back for any updates.

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  • William Scott Ballard

    June 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. My sincere condolences to his wife and other loved ones. I, too, had the pleasure and opportunity to serve with Jim in the 769th Engr Bn. He was tireless when working, especially when helping his fellow soldiers. I remember one particular night (and morning) he stayed helping me prepare for an annual inspection, and this guy stayed up with me, tirelessly, ALL NIGHT, helping me prepare.
    He was a totally honest individual, with Jim, he was the same every day.
    I’ll never forget him, may God bless him, his family, and loved ones.
    RIP Jim, my dear friend……
    Scott Ballard


  • MG (ret) John basilica, Jr.

    January 19, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    My deepest condolences to Ms. Debbie and your extended family. I am sad beyond words to learn of his passing.
    MSG Rumpf was a superb soldier. During my tenure as the Commander of the 769th, Jim was a key leader on a staff of super stars. We enjoyed tremendous success during those years (Kerwin Awards, Reckord Awards, ACOE Awards); in every case, Jim Rumpf’s contributions were significant. Our many overseas deployments to perform construction projects were engineered by Jim. He lived the Army values and made everyone around him a better soldier. I was certainly the beneficiary of his many coaching sessions. I was proud to serve with him.
    May God comfort you in your loss.


  • Randall Ridgeway

    January 16, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    I am saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I served with him in the 769th Engineer Battalion. In all my work life I knew very few people like Jim who were willing to work long hours and with such commitment as he. Success and excellence followed Jim and the organizations of which he was a part.

    Jim had a great attitude and sense of humor. I remember well his big smile and laugh.

    Jim was the kind of man you could call in the middle of the night for help. I know because I made that call and he came, no questions asked.

    I am grateful to have known him.


  • Jeffery Chenevert, SFC (Retired)

    January 16, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Congratulations to Jim❗️
    You’ve fought the good fight🇺🇸
    You’ve kept the faith✝️
    You’ve finished the race👟
    Condolences to his family and friends❗️
    You’re in Heaven and we are not.


  • Billy Morris (CW2-R)

    January 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    “Guns Up!” Jim would understand what I mean. He is the one who very recently introduced me to the term. It is a term that conveys the sense of camaraderie that is unique to individuals who have been in the service along side one another; individuals who know they have accomplished each and every mission because together they functioned as a team striving for common goals. Goodbye, soldier. Goodbye, friend. “Guns Up!”


    • Debbie Rumpf

      January 17, 2021 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you very much


  • Joel Clement

    January 14, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of MSG Rumpf. I worked with him on and off for several years in the 769th. Jim had a way of lifting spirits in difficult times. He was a good NCO and a good man.


  • Brett Bonin

    January 14, 2021 at 7:09 am

    James was a great mentor for all of us youngsters in the Army. He always had an open door with s welcoming smile. He loved what he did, snd his winning spirit helped everyone around him. A tough loss of a patriot and all around good guy. God Bless his family through this loss.


  • I will be there as well. I am saddened by the news I received that MSG Jim Rumpf had passed. I knew him well as his HHC Commander a period of time and later serving with him in the S-3 section of the 769th Engineer Battalion. MSG Rumpf was a tireless worker and very competent in his area – planning, training, and operations; I learned very much him and I relied heavily on him. He excelled at his full-time job working on an Active Guard Reserve tour for many years and the Louisiana Army National Guard. He was a key cog in many successful operations and missions and he always performed in an exemplary manner both with his technical knowledge and supervising. He never failed. I extend my hear-felt condolences Jim’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.


  • Michael Casey

    January 13, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our paths in the National Guard would cross many times, and he always had a cheerful disposition about him. To his family; you have my condolences.


  • Edwin Guidroz

    January 13, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Our condolences in this time of grief. I worked with Jim in the National Guard and he was a great friend and colleague. Your family will be in our daily prayers.


  • COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack

    January 12, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    It is the “Soldier”
    In Memorial Honor to MSG James “Jim” Douglas Pumpf
    Louisiana National Guard

    It’s the Soldier,
    not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship.
    It’s the Soldier,
    not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
    It’s the Soldier,
    not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
    It’s the Soldier,
    not the demonstration organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate.
    It’s the Soldier,
    not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
    It’s the Soldier,
    not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
    It’s the Soldier, Who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.

    The American Soldier does not serve and fight because he hates who is in front of him; he serves and fights because he loves who is behind him.



    • Debbie Rumpf

      January 17, 2021 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you very much. We made a copy of that and framed it for the viewing


  • James Dewhurst

    January 12, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    I will be there. I so admired and enjoyed my service with this great guy!


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