Community backs Fort Calhoun family after...

Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 13:56:07-04

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (KMTV) -- The Kumm family knows tragedy.


In 2011, the Missouri River flood took away their Fort Calhoun home, forcing the family of five to live in a hotel for weeks, before relocating to the nearby town of Blair for three years.


The Kumm family has since moved back to Fort Calhoun.


Now, the family is facing the untimely death of their 21-year-old son, Kodiak.


Kodiak Kumm died from injuries sustained last month after a car slipped from its jack and fell on him.


"He loved football and he had a lot of friends," said Grace Kumm, Kodiak Kumm’s mother.


Kodiak was prom king at Fort Calhoun High School, where he graduated from in 2012.


Hundreds from Fort Calhoun and nearby towns came together on Sunday morning to offer what they could to the grieving family.


Fort Calhoun's Knights of Columbus offered their weekly fundraiser to raise money for the family.

Knights of Columbus member Chad Grosse-Rhode said it didn’t surprise him when the town came together wanting to supporting the Kumm family.


The family is thankful for the support of their small town in a time of need.


"All the things they have to say about Kodiak, the positive things they've had to say about him, it's been comforting," Grace Kumm said.