Obit: Schumacher, Harold (1932 - 2006)
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Schumacher, Harold (04 Nov 1932 - 27 Dec 2006)

----Sources: The Tribune-Phonograph, Vol. 47, No. 1, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, p 7

Harold Schumacher

Harold Schumacher, 74, Marathon, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at his home under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

The funeral mass was celebrated December 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic, Church, Marathon. The Rev. Joseph Diermeier presided. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, assisted the family with arrangements.

Harold was born November 4, 1932, in Marathon, the son of the late John and Marie (Ruplinger) Schumacher.

On June 24, 1961, Harold married Mary Ellen Knauf at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon, she survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After receiving his master’s degree from UW-Superior, Harold taught high school in Iola-Scandinavia and Colby. For 15 years he taught at North Central Technical Institute, Wausau, retiring as head of the math department.

Harold also raised ginseng for 40 years in the Marathon area. Among his favorite pastimes were bowling, traveling, carpentry, designing and building houses, spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.

He was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon, a 50 year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, a member of the Rib Riders Snowmobile Club and a past member of the Marathon School Board.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen; five children, Lori (David) Jore, Appleton, Daniel (Debra) Schumacher, Marathon, Donna (Dan) Leydet, Marathon, James and David Schumacher, Marathon; nine grandchildren; one brother, Merlin (Gen) Schumacher, Marathon; and one sister, Dorothy Schumacher, Marathon.

Besides his parents, Harold was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Schumacher.



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