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Gerken · Larson
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Herman Gerken (1819-1875)
Henry Gerken (1855-1914)
Ewald Gerken (1895-1956)
Joan (Gerken) Larson (1926-1994)
Thomas Larson (1962-)

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Kieler · Uthe · Schumacher
Heritage

Johannes "John" Kieler (1800-1882)
Barbara (Kieler) Uthe (1836-1917)
Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher (1865-1897)
Anna (Schumacher) Gerken (1895-1967)
Joan (Gerken) Larson (1926-1994)
Thomas Larson (1962-)
· Researched and written by Tom Larson ·
Irma Gerken (1891-1954) was a daughter of Henry and Anna (Winter) Gerken, my great-grandparents, and a sister to my grandfather Ewald Gerken. She married Joseph Schumacher (1890-1969), who was a brother to Ewald's wife Anna Gerken, née Schumacher, my grandmother. Early in their marriage they lived at Adrian, Minnesota, before they moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where they lived the rest of their lives.   T.L.

Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher

Irma Lucia Gerken was born on March 15, 1891, in New Vienna, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Anna (Winter) Gerken. Irma, whose second given name was anglicized to Lucy, was the sixth of nine children. Her brothers and sisters were Louis, Mary, George, Hubert "Hub," Wilhelmina "Minnie," Alphonse, Ewald, and Zita.

Irma grew up in New Vienna and was educated at St. Boniface School in New Vienna. At the time of the 1910 U.S. census, Irma, age 19, was serving as housekeeper in her brother George's home at New Vienna, where he was a professor at the school.

Irma Gerken marries Joseph Schumacher.
On Wednesday, February 4, 1914, Irma Gerken married Joseph Schumacher at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna. Their attendants were Louise Schumacher, Joe's sister, and Alphonse Gerken, Irma's brother.

Irma and Joe's wedding picture
(l. to r.): Louise Schumacher, Joe Schumacher, Irma (Gerken) Schumacher, Alphonse Gerken

Joseph Henry Schumacher was born on March 20, 1890, in East Dubuque, Illinois, son of George M. and Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher. Joseph Schumacher was the third of five children born to George and Mathilda; his brothers and sisters were Frank, John "Jack," Louise, and Anna. Their mother Mathilda died in 1897, when Joe was only seven years old. His father George Schumacher then married Catherine Fuerstenberg, who also brought a daughter Josephine into the family, and George and Catherine had six more children together: George, Margaret, Louis, Henrietta, Albert, and Mary (a daughter who died circa 1907). George and Catherine Schumacher moved their family from East Dubuque, Illinois, to Dubuque, Iowa, circa 1903. At the time of the 1910 U.S. Census, Joe, age 19, was living in his father's household and working a cutter in an overall factory.

Schumachers live first at Adrian, Minnesota, then Dubuque, Iowa.
Joe and Irma Schumacher settled at Adrian, Minnesota, where her siblings Hub, Minnie, and Alphonse also settled and would permanently reside, and where her siblings Ewald and Zita also lived for a time. Irma and Joe and their young growing family resided in Adrian from 1914 to 1927.

From Adrian, the Schumachers moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where Joe had brothers and sisters living, including Anna, who in 1919 was married to Irma's brother Ewald Gerken, and these two families, the Joe and Irma Schumachers and the Ewald and Anna Gerkens, enjoyed close ties over the years.

Born to Joe and Irma Schumacher were Sylveria "Sally" Schumacher, Walter Schumacher, Erwin Schumacher, Joseph Schumacher, Marian Schumacher, Doris Schumacher, Charles Schumacher, Francis Schumacher, Joyce Schumacher, David Schumacher, and Louis Schumacher.

The Schumachers resided at 2108 Johnson Street, and they were members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque. Joe worked as a pattern maker for Morrison Brothers in Dubuque until his retirement. He was a member of the Pattern Makers Union and Dubuque Management Club. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Marquette Court #811 of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Deaths of Irma Schumacher, in 1954, and Joe Schumacher, in 1969.
Irma Lucy (Gerken) Schumacher, 62, of Dubuque, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 24, 1954, at 11:30 a.m. at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 27, at Holy Trinity Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

Mrs. Schumacher was survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Sally) Hird, Mrs. Edmund (Marian) Glover, Mrs. Thomas (Doris) Conry, and Sister M. Irma, O.S.F., Holy Ghost School, all of Dubuque, Ia.; six sons, Walter Schumacher and Ervin Schumacher of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Joseph Schumacher, Jr., Francis Schumacher, Charles Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia., and David Shumacher, of Fort Hood, Texas; 26 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Peter (Wilhelmina) Winter, of Worthington, Minn., and Sister M. Ewalda, O.S.F., of Athens, Wisc.; and three brothers, George Gerken, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Alphonse Gerken, of Adrian, Minn., and Ewald Gerken, of Dubuque, Ia.. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and two brothers.

Joseph Henry Schumacher, 78, formerly of 2108 Johnson St. in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 5:45 p.m., Monday, January 27, 1969, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Convalescent Home in Dubuque. Family and friends called after 12 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, at the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque, where the Holy Trinity Parish and Holy Name Society and Marquette Court Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 30, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, with the Rev. Adrian Fischer officiating. He was laid to rest beside his wife in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

Mr. Schumacher was survived by four daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Sylveria) Hird and Mrs. Edmund (Marian) Glover, both of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Frank (Doris) Hanten, of Rte. 3, Dubuque, Ia., and Sister Mary Irma, of Oyens, Ia.; six sons, Walter G. Schumacher, and Erwin A. Schumacher, both of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Joseph H. Schumacher, Jr., Charles E. Schumacher, Francis H. Schumacher, and David A. Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia.; and 47 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

     
Irma Schumacher née Gerken       Joe and Irma Schumacher

Children of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher:

  • Sylveria Ann "Sally" Schumacher was born on December 14, 1914, at Adrian, Minnesota, daughter of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. As a child, Sally grew up in Adrian, and she moved with her parents and family to Dubuque, Iowa, at age 12. Sally married Stanley Weidenbacher on February 8, 1936; they divorced. On April 14, 1947*, Sally married Vincent E. Hird at Galena, Illinois. Vincent Hird was born on January 19, 1910, at Dubuque, Iowa. Vince and Sally Hird lived at Dubuque, where they were members of Resurrection Parish. Vincent and Sally had two children together, Susan Joyce Hird and Mary Ellen Hird, joining his children from a previous marriage. Vince served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 6 in Dubuque. Vince was employed at the Dubuque Packing Company for 26 years before retiring in 1973. After 1973 he was owner of the Hird Tax Service in Dubuque.
    * = date of marriage as given in Sally's obituary; a previous source had the date of marriage as April 15.TL

    Vincent E. Hird, 70, died at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, February 19, 1981, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was until 9 p.m., Friday, February 20, at the Gene Siegert & Son Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Resurrection at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 21, with burial in the church cemetery, where military honors were accorded by American Legion Post No. 6.
          Mr. Hird was survived by his wife, the former Sylveria Schumacher; three daughters, Mrs. LaVern (Ardelle) Maury, of Davenport, Ia., Mrs. David (Susan) Horsfall, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mary Ellen Hird, of Portland, Ore.; three sons, Gerald Hird of Dubuque, Ia., Vincent A. Hird, of Waterloo, Ia., and Sgt. Gary J. Hird, USAF, of McDonnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kan.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs John (Mary) Peterson, of Cedar Falls, Ia.

    Sylveria "Sally" (Schumacher) Hird married Colford N. "Nick" Pauly on January 26, 1989, in Dubuque, Iowa. Nick Pauly was born February 22, 1914, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Nicholas and Josephine (Kelly) Pauly. Nick's first wife was Ruth Elynor Hoffman, whom he had married on November 25, 1937, in Davenport, Iowa; she died on Feb. 23, 1987. Nick and Ruth had four sons.
          Nick Pauly graduated from Columbia Academy in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1931. As a young man, he delivered milk for Model Dairy in Davenport, Iowa. He also worked for Rhomberg Furriers in Dubuque. He was co-owner and worked at Pauly Printing Company for more than 25 years. He later worked for Hoermann Press and Union-Hoermann Press before retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Typographical Union.
          Nick was widely respected as a bowler and a baseball umpire. He was inducted into the Iowa Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1977. He also was a member of the Dubuque Bowling Association Hall of Fame, the Dubuque County Baseball Hall of Fame and the Dubuque Bowling 700 Club. He was president of the Iowa Bowling Association in 1973-1974. He held many offices in the Dubuque Bowling Association, the 700 Club and local bowling leagues. He also worked with the Junior Bowling program. He bowled in 52 consecutive state tournaments from 1948 to 1999. He umpired baseball games in the Dubuque area for three decades and served as dispatcher for the Dubuque Umpires Association on several occasions. He was called on to fill in as a minor league umpire several times for the Dubuque Packers Class D professional baseball organization.
          Nick was a people person who was blessed with many friends whom he made feel comfortable around him with his wit. He loved word play, jokes, and puns. One of his greatest gifts was making people smile and laugh, and he channeled that blessing into a "jolly old St. Nick" mode as Santa Claus to many area children and their families.

    C. N. "Nick" Pauly, 91, of Heritage Manor, formerly of Kimberly Drive in Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, April 26, 2005, at Heritage Manor. Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, April 29, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Dubuque. Entombment was in Resurrection Garden Mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
          Mr. Pauly was survived by his wife, Sally; four sons, Michael (Karen) Pauly, of rural Winterset, Ia., William (Deborah) Pauly, of Dubuque, Ia., Lawrence (Wendy) Pauly, of Peosta, Ia., and Philip (Jean) Pauly, of Junction City, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Susan Hird (Ray) Pregler, of St. Catherine, Ia., and Mary Ellen Hird (Kevin) Timbs, of Iowa City, Ia.; three stepsons, Gerald "Buzz" (Marlene) Hird, of Dubuque, Ia., Vincent (Wendy) Hird, of Mesquite, Nev., and Gary (Lori) Hird, of Wichita, Kan.; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren, and several great-stepgrandchildren; and three sisters, Margaret Grace and Jane Butt, both of Dubuque, Ia., and Rita Ranson, of Davenport, Ia. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Elynor (Hoffman) Pauly; his parents; three sisters, Mary Neyens Frick, Dorothy Smith, and Rose Timpe; and a grandson, Christopher Raymond Pauly.

    Sally Hird Pauly was a woman with many interests and talents. She was a devoted mother to her family and a wonderful friend to everyone. Sally was a woman with a true strength of character, wonderful sense of humor, and was a great storyteller. She was ahead of her time. A staunch Democrat, she was very open-minded and accepting of others and did not pass judgement. Sally voted for the Democrats 19 times throughout her life, starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
          Sally enjoyed bowling, traveling, horticulture, quilting, playing games and cards, excelling at Trivial Pursuit, doing crossword puzzles and reading. Even though Sally's education only went through the eighth grade, she was extremely intelligent. Sally would read anything that she could get her hands on. She believed that you should leave no book unread. A very creative woman, she gave away many quilts that she had crafted with love.
          Sally was a long-time member of both Sacred Heart and Resurrection Catholic Church, where she volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister and money counter. Her life was blessed with three families.

    Sylveria "Sally" Hird Pauly, 92, of Luther Manor, formerly of Kimberly Drive in Dubuque, Ia., died Thursday, August 30, 2007, at Luther Manor. Family and friends called from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 2, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 3, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Dubuque, with the Rev. Joseph L. Hauer officiating. Hymns included "Be Not Afraid," "Peace Is Flowing like a River," and "On Eagle's Wings." Burial was in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. The casket bearers were Terry and Leah Glover, Dave and Bev Glover, Jackie Mulgrew, and Joyce Panto.
          Mrs. Pauly was survived by her children, Susan (Ray "Butch") Hird Pregler, Mary Ellen (Kevin) Timbs, Gerald (Marlene) Hird, Vincent A. (Wendy) Hird, Gary (Lorrie) Hird, Michael (Karen) Pauly, William (Deb) Pauly, Lawrence (Wendy) Pauly, and Phillip (Jean) Pauly; many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marian Frederick and Doris Hanten; two brothers, Joseph (Vera) Schumacher and Francis (Ethel) Schumacher; a sister-in-law, Patricia Schumacher and Jane Pauly Butt; a son-in-law, Vern Maury; a daughter-in-law, Mona White; and many nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by three children, Ardelle Maury, Margaret Hird, and Timothy Hird; four brothers, Walter, Irwin, Charles, and David Schumacher; and a sister, Irma Schumacher OSF.

  • Walter George Schumacher was born on September 17, 1916, son of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. He married Kathryn L. Otting on February 4, 1939. Kathryn Otting was born on January 11, 1920, in Hopkinton, Iowa. Walter and Kathryn Schumacher resided at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they were members of St. Jude's Catholic Church. Walter was employed at the Iowa Steel Company in Cedar Rapids for many years prior to his retirement.
          Walter and Kathryn Schumacher had eight children, Judith Ann Schumacher, John Joseph Schumacher, James Walter Schumacher, Jan Paul Schumacher, Jeffrey Michael Schumacher, Joel Francis Schumacher, Jeanne Marie Schumacher, and Jerry Lee Schumacher.

    Walter G. Schumacher, 62, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Friday afternoon, November 24, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada, while on vacation. He had suffered from leukemia. Funeral services were held at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with burial in Cedar Rapids. The Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements.
          Mr. Schumacher was survived by his wife, the former Kathryn Otting; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Judy) Wilson and Mrs. Rick (Jeanne) Suer, and six sons, Jack Schumacher, James Schumacher, Jan Schumacher, Jeffrey Schumacher, Joel Schumacher, and Jerry Schumacher, all of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; 13 grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Vince (Sally) Hird, Mrs. Ed (Marian) Glover, Mrs. Frank (Doris) Hanten, and Sister Mary Irma, OSF, all of Dubuque, Ia.; and five brothers, Erwin Schumacher of Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Joseph Schumacher, Charles Schumacher, Francis Schumacher, and David Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia.

    Kathryn L. Schumacher, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday, May 31, 1986, at home, after a long illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 2, at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. The Teahen Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements.
          Mrs. Schumacher was survived by two daughters, Judith Wilson and Jeanne Suer, both of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; six sons, Jack Schumacher, James Schumacher, Jan Schumacher, Jeff Schumacher, and Jerry Schumacher, all of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Joel Schumacher, of Granby, Colo.; 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Kennedy and Rosella Akins, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and a stepbrother, Norbert Koch, of Bettendorf, Ia.

  • Erwin Aloysius Schumacher was born on July 27, 1918, in Adrian, Minnesota, son of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. He married Virginia O'Harran on July 27, 1942. Born to Erwin and Virginia Schumacher was Sandra Mary Schumacher. Erwin and Virginia divorced.
          Erwin Schumacher married Mildred M. Wyman on September 24, 1948, in Monticello, Iowa. Mildred Wyman was born on May 11, 1917, in Oak Park, Illinois, daughter of Walter and Mae (Levy) Wyman.
          Erwin and Mildred Schumacher lived at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they were members of St. Jude Catholic Church. Erwin was a refrigeration serviceman for Modern Piping for over 33 years. He was a member of American Legion Hanford Post 5 and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 125. He served in the US Marines during World War II. Mildred had worked for Collins Radio for 15 years before her retirement. Mildred loved to bowl with her husband and continued to do so until his death.

    Erwin A. Schumacher, 83, of Hiawatha, Iowa, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Monday, October 22, 2001, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 25, at Turner Mortuary in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, October 26, at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.
          In addition to his wife, Mildred, he was survived by a daughter, Sandy Goodwin of Lake Taho, Calif.; a son, Robert Steggall of Sallisaw, Okla.; four brothers, Charles Schumacher, Dave Schumacher and wife Pat, Francis Schumacher and wife Ethal and Joe Schumacher and wife Vera, all of Dubuque, Ia.; and three sisters, Sally Pauley and husband Nick, Marion Fredericks and Doris Hanten, all of Dubuque, Ia.; three grandchildren who resided with him, Cathy Welsh and husband Marty, Annette Ulch and Blaine Steggall and wife Lisa; six other grandchildren, Stacy, Noelle, Jimmy, Robin, Kelly and Kerry; and 15 great-grandchildren.

    Mildred M. Schumacher, 85, a resident of Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion, Iowa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, January 18, 2003, at the care center. Services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery at Hiawatha, iowa. Family and friends called from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, at Turner West Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Rastrelli officiated at the services.
          She was survived by a daughter, Sandy Goodwin of Lake Taho, Calif.; a son, Robert Steggall of Sallisaw, Okla.; three grandchildren who resided with her, Cathy Welsh and Blaine Steggall and wife Lisa, all of Marion, Ia., and Annette Ulch of Hiawatha, Ia.; and six other grandchildren, Stacy, Noelle, Jimmy, Robin, Kelly and Kerry; and 15 great-grandchildren.

  • Joseph Hubert Schumacher was born May 14, 1920, in Adrian, Minnesota, son of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. Joseph was a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Joseph was in the Army Engineers during World War II, stationed in Germany, where he met Vera Preu.
    German Girl Will Marry Dubuque Man
          When you've crossed an ocean and half a continent the 450 mile trip to Detroit isn't very far at all. At least that's the way Vera Preu, Dubuque's first German war bride, feels about it.
          Miss Preu, who will be married to Joseph Schumacher, 1211 Rhomberg avenue, in October, finds America "very good and very different" from her homeland.
          She is most impressed by the ease of traveling in this country. The trip to Detroit--where a friend of hers who also married an American is living--doesn't seem far here in America, but in Germany it would be considered quite a distance, she said.
          Miss Preu left the airport at Frankfurt, Germany, Aug. 17. The flight took 25 hours.
          Her fiancé met her in New York, and they returned to Dubuque by train so that she had an opportunity to see some of the country which will now be her home.
          The couple first met Jan. 9, 1946, while Joseph was with the 333rd engineers, special service, in Germany. Vera's father was the company barber, and introduced the Dubuque boy to his daughter.
          Joseph returned to the United States last Dec. 17, but red tape and formalities prevented Vera from joining him until now. Her home is in Kirchheim-Teck, Württemberg. Her parents and a brother are still in Germany.
          Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schumacher, is employed at the John Deere plant. He was in service over two and a half years, 20 months of which were spent in Germany.

    Joseph Schumacher married Vera M. Preu on October 4, 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Preu of Kirchheim unter Teck, Württemberg, Germany. Joe and Vera Schuamcher lived in Dubuque, Iowa. Joe was a method set-up man at John Deere Dubuque Works for 30 years before retiring in 1977. He enjoyed woodworking and built four family homes. Joe was an avid bowler and enjoyed gardening.
          Joseph and Vera Schumacher had four children, Nora Marie Schumacher, Joseph Anthony Schumacher, Kenneth Wilhelm Schumacher, and Marilyn Doris Schumacher.

    Joseph H. Schumacher, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 13, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where private family services were at 5 p.m., Thursday. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.
          Mr. Schumacher was survived by his wife, Vera, of Dubuque, Ia.; four children, Nora (Scott) Gill, of Boise, Idaho, Joseph Anthony (Nancy) Schumacher, of St. Paul, Minn., Kenneth (Marie) Schumacher, of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Marilyn (Donald) Campbell, of Lynchburg, Va.; a brother, Francis (Ethel) Schumacher, of Dubuque, Ia.; two sisters, Marian Frederick, of Dubuque, Ia., and Doris Hanten, of Dyersville, Ia.; a sister-in-law, Patricia Schumacher; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Walter, Ervin, Charles and David Schumacher; and two sisters, Sister Mary Irma and Sally Pauly.

  • Marian Louise Schumacher was born on December 31, 1921, in Adrian, Minnesota, daughter of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. Marian graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1939. Marian Schumacher married Edmund J. Glover on May 30, 1942, in Dubuque, Iowa. Edmund Glover was born at Dubuque, Iowa. Ed and Marian Glover lived at Dubuque, where they were members of Holy Trinity Parish.
          Marian worked at Alden's, Meadow Gold Dairy, and Ruegnitz Drugs as a credit manager/bookkeeper and lastly at Frommelt's as floor supervisor in the sewing division until her retirement in 1983. She was an excellent seamstress, making her daughter's wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. She was active in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Rosary Society. Marian bowled several times a week for many years and was secretary of her bowling league.
          Ed served in the military during World War II. He was associated with A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co., Dubuque, from circa 1941 to 1971, and was active in the International Molders and Allied Workers Union, serving as corresponding secretary for Local 263. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
          Edmund and Marian (Schumacher) Glover had seven children, Terence Edmund Glover, Timothy Francis Glover, Theodore Joseph Glover, Jacqueline Irma Glover, Dennis John Glover, David James Glover, and Joyce Marie Glover.

    Edmund J. Glover, 50, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 5:45 p.m., Friday, May 7, 1971, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Visitation was after 3 p.m., Sunday, May 9, at Siegert's Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. by members of Holy Trinity Parish. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was at Mount Calvary in Dubuque, with military honors accorded by Dubuque Post No. 6 of the American Legion.
          Mr. Glover was survived by his wife, the former Marian L. Schumacher; two daughters, Jacqueline Glover and Joyce Glover, both at home; Terence E. Glover of Red Wing, Minn., S-Sgt. Timothy F. Glover, U.S.A.F., of Mary Ester, Fla., RDSN Dennis J. Glover, U.S. Navy, of San Diego, Calif., Cpl. David J. Glover, U.S. Marine Corps, of Camp LeJeune, N.C., and Theodore J. Glover of Dubuque, Ia.; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Lois) Pfeiffer of Overland Park, Kan.; and a brother, Paul T. Glover of Denver, Colo.

    Marian (Schumacher) Glover married William Robert Frederick on July 16, 1984, at St. John's Catholic Church in Dodge Center, Minnesota. William Robert Frederick, who was called "Bob," was born on June 8, 1922, to William R. and Geneva (Royal) Frederick, Sr., at Dubuque, Iowa. Bob's first wife, the former Carol R. Glab, whom he had married on October 13, 1945, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque, had died on July 21, 1983.
          Bob Frederick graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired from H & W Motor Company in 1984. Bob had the CB handle of "Mr. Coffee." He served at Holy Trinity Church as an usher, and he was member of the American Bowling Congress, Retired Truck Drivers Association, and the Moose Lodge 355. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus; life member of the Dubourg Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, where he served as a faithful navigator from 1974 to 1975; member of the American Legion, Post 6, of Dubuque, where he served as post chaplain and sergeant at arms, and a member of the American Legion 40 et 8, where he served as chef de gare in 1989.

    William R. "Bob" Frederick died at 11:25 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 1996, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was at Gene Siegert & Son Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Holy Trinity Parish Christian wake service was held at 4 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, August 30, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa, where military rites were accorded by the American Legion, Post 6, Dubuque.
          Mr. Frederick was survived by his wife, the former Marian (Schumacher) Glover; a daughter Karen (Frank) Pierce, of Dubuque, Ia.; two stepdaughters, Jacqueline Simon, of Dubuque, Ia., and Joyce M. (Tony) Panto of Asbury, Ia.; five stepsons, Terence (Lean) Glover of Red Wing, Minn., Timothy (Peggy) Glover, of Colonial Heights, Va., Theodore (Marie) Glover, of Westby, Wis., Dennis (Sheryl) Glover, of Troy, Ohio, and David (Beverly) Glover, of Red Wing, Minn.; four grandchildren, 20 step-grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one step-great-grandson; a sister, Evelyn "Peg" (John) Maulson, of Dubuque, Ia.; and a half brother, Oliver Boleyn, of Dubuque, Ia.. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Carol R. Glab, and a daughter, Patricia Ann, in 1957.

    Marian L. Glover Frederick, 86, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 6, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a wake service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 7, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
          Mrs. Frederick was survived by seven children, 1) Terence (and Leah) Glover, of Red Wing, Minn., and their children, David Glover, Teresa Blaylock, Robert (and Sam) Stewart, Christopher (and Kelly) Glover, and Brooke (and Jay) Woodhouse, 2) Timothy (and Peggy) Glover, of Colonial Heights, Va., and their children, Paul Glover, Jacqueline (and Sherwin Abellera) Thompson, and Mark Glover, 3) Theodore (and Marie) Glover, of Westby, Wis., and their children, Eddie Grimme, Sarah Jo (and Kurt) Pederson, and Dennis Glover, 4) Jacqueline (and Michael) Mulgrew, of Dubuque, Ia., and their children, Brian Simon, Lori (and Tim) Petitgout, Tami (and Eric) Simon-Fern, Staci (and Judson) Henry, Brian (and Katie) Mulgrew, and Emily (and Brian) Snyder, 5) Dennis (and Sheryl) Glover, of Troy, Ohio, and their children, Stephanie (and Evan) Anderson and Kevin (and Carrie) Glover, 6) David (and Bev) Glover, of Red Wing, Minn., and their children, Chad Glover and Jillian (and Josh) Fox, and 7) Joyce (and Anthony) Panto, of Dubuque, Ia., and their children, Amanda (and Matt) Kolsrud and Carla (and Nate) Olson; a stepson-in-law, Frank Pierce Jr., and his children, Andrea (Mark) Kightlinger, Thomas, Theresa, and Aimee Pierce; great-grandchildren, Mitchel Glover, Tawny Blaylock, Riley, Lily and Emma Woodhouse, Isabella Glover, Ethan Pederson, Kaila, Isabella, Brice Petitgout, Peyton Simon, Helena and Racquel Fern, Benjamin and Daniel Mulgrew, Kelly Snyder, Logan, Jackson and Landon Henry, Victoria and Patrick Glover, P.J. and Adrianna Kolsrud, Ethan Olson and baby-to-be Olson; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Seth and Cheyenne; a brother, Francis Schumacher; a sister, Doris (Conry) Hanten; sisters-in-law, Patricia, Vera, and Ethel Schumacher; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death in death by six brothers, Walter Schumacher, Erwin Schumacher, Charles Schumacher, David Schumacher, Joseph Schumacher, and Louis Schumacher (in infancy); two sisters, Joyce (Sister Mary Irma, OSF) Schumacher and Sylveria "Sally" Hird Pauly; sisters-in-law, Kathryn "Buddy," Micky, and Bernice Schumacher, Lois Pfeiffer, and Rita Glover; brothers-in-law, Vince Hird, Nick Pauly, William Pfeiffer, and Paul Glover; and her stepdaughter, Karen Pierce.

  • Doris Mary Schumacher was born on October 17, 1923, in Adrian, Minnesota, daughter of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. She married Thomas Robert "Bob" Conry on August 21, 1943. He was born on January 13, 1923, to Thomas J. and Mary (Mahoney) Conry in Dubuque, Iowa. Bob served in the military during World War II. Bob and Doris Conry lived in Dubuque, Iowa, and they had three children, Thomas Michael Conry, Kathleen Ann Conry, and Mary Rita Conry.
          After the death of her mother in 1954, while raising her children, Doris lived with and cared for her father. She remained with him until his death in 1969, never leaving his side.

    Thomas R. "Bob" Conry, 45, of Dubuque, Iowa, died on Wednesday, January 17, 1968, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation was at Streuber Funeral Home on Thursday, January 18, where the Parish Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 9 a.m., Friday, January 19, at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary in Dubuque, with military rites accorded by the Dubuque Post of the American Legion.
          Survivors included a son, Thomas Michael Conry of Maquoketa, Ia.; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Kathleen) Mai of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Mrs. Thomas H. (Mary) Zimmerman of Dubuque, Ia.; three grandchildren; his parents; a sister, Mrs. Francis (Rita) Funk of Dubuque, Ia.; and a brother, Roger D. Conry of Dubuque, Ia.

    Doris (Schumacher) Conry married Francis Alvin Hanten on August 29, 1968, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque. Francis "Frank" Hanten was born on August 17, 1918, at Dubuque, Iowa, to Gregor and Gertude (Loes) Hanten. He graduated from La Motte, Iowa, High School. Frank and Doris Hanten were members of St. Raphael's Cathedral. He was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Key West, Iowa. Frank farmed all his life in the Dubuque area. Doris enjoyed farm life with Frank in Dubuque County for 23 years.
          Doris worked 25 years at the Dubuque Packing Company were she retired in 1979. She stayed active with the retirees and a special group of ladies known as her "card club".

    Francis A. "Frank" Hanten, 72, died Tuesday afternoon, February 5, 1991, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 7, at Hoffman-Schneider Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the wake service was said at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 8, at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa.
          Mr. Hanten was survived by his wife, Doris; a stepdaughter, Mary Thill, of Dubuque, Ia.; and a stepson, Thomas Conry, of Dyersville, Ia.

    Doris became a close friend of an old acquaintance, John Welter, after Frank passed away. For 11 years, until John’s death in 2007, they shared in attending daily Mass, traveling, senior activities at Mercy and Finley Hospitals, casino visits, and she became his caretaker during his final years.
          She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Key West, Iowa. Doris was also a member of the Dubuque Bowling Association, the Dubuque Packing Company Union, the Dubuque Packing Company Retirement Association, and the Catholic Daughters of America.
          Doris was a strong woman of never ending faith, always having her rosary nearby. Her religious beliefs were challenged through the years but her love of God always won and she accepted his wishes no matter what.

    God has called home a beautiful soul to be one of his angels: Doris Mary (Schumacher) Conry Hanten, 88, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the Bell Tower Retirement Community in East Dubuque, Illinois. A funeral Mass was conducted at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 17, at St. Raphael’s Cathedral in Dubuque, with the Rev. Daniel J. Knepper officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Key West, Iowa. Family and friends called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, September 16, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.
          Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Thomas (Jan) Conry of Dyersville, Ia., and Mary (Fred) Weiler of East Dubuque, Ill.; her grandchildren, Kevin (Dayna) Conry, Kerri (Matt) Alleman, Kelli (Rob) Harter, Kyle Conry, Mark (Brenda) Zimmerman, Jeffrey (Tiffany) Zimmerman, Douglas Zimmerman, Jodi (Scott Shaffer) Niehaus, Cindy (Kyle) Loso, Becky (Patrick) Schremp, and Ron (Heather) Mai; her great-grandchildren, Felicia (Rob), Jordan, Jason (Ashley), Jeremy (Katie), Melissa (Levi), Callie Jo, Kindi, Katie, Kami, Jacob, Natalie, Josh, Danielle, Brittney, Chelsea, Garrett, Logan, Colt, Makenzie, Brock, Brayden, Sydney, Hailey, Benjamin and Isabelle (“Tootsie” as Grandma would call her); and three great-great-grandchildren, Cadence, Kylie, and Colton; her brother, Francis (Ethel) Schumacher, of Dubuque, Ia.; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Schumacher and Vera Schumacher, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and many nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Thomas Conry and Frank Hanten; by her parents, Joe and Irma Schumacher; her beloved daughter, Kathleen Mai; her brothers and sister-in-laws, Walter (Katherine) Schumacher, Irv (Mickey) Schumacher, Chuck (Bernice) Schumacher, David Schumacher, Joe Schumacher, and Louis Schumacher; her sisters Sally (Nick) Pauly, Marian (Bob) Frederick, and Sr. Mary Irma Schumacher, OSF.; and special nephews, James, Jack and Joe Schumacher, and niece Mary Beth.

  • Charles Ewald Schumacher was born on May 28, 1926, in Adrian, Minnesota, son of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. He married Bernice R. Fangman on June 14, 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Dubuque, Iowa. She was born on November 18, 1925, in New Vienna, Iowa, daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth (Pasker) Fangman.
          She graduated from St. Boniface High School, New Vienna, in 1943. She then graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1946. Charlie and Bernice resided at 2755 Muscatine Street in Dubuque, and were members of Holy Ghost Church, where Bernice served as a Eucharistic Minister and where Charlie was Mass server and usher, as part of their active volunteerism for their parish. They were both members of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Holy Ghost Court #636. Charlie served in the Army during World War II. Charlie worked for the Georgia Pacific Corporation, where he was a corrugated box designer, retiring in August 1988, after 35 years of service. Bernice was a registered nurse and worked at Mercy Hospital and the former Xavier Hospital until her retirement in 1984. She also did volunteer work at Mercy Hospital. She was a member of the Dubuque Women's Bowling Association and the 600 Bowling Club. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Charlie was a member of the American Legion, Dubuque Post 6, and a proud member of Society of 40 Men/8 Horses, Voiture 632, of Dubuque County, having served as Chef-de-Gare, and he was an avid bowler.
          Charlie and Bernice Schumacher had seven children, Elizabeth Joan "Bette Jo" Schumacher, Charles Edward Schumacher, Steven James Schumacher, Karen Ann Schumacher, Philip John Schumacher, Linda Mary Schumacher, and Susan Lynn Schumacher.
          In 1997 Charlie and Bernice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an 11:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Ghost Catholic Church and a 1 p.m. family dinner at the Holiday Inn Dubuque Five Flags.

    Bernice R. Schumacher, 74, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, after a lengthy illness. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a parish Christian wake service at 3 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
          Mrs. Schumacher was survived by her husband, Charles, of Dubuque, Ia.; three sons, Charles (Maryanne) Schumacher Jr., of Dubuque, Ia., Steven (Sharon) Schumacher, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Philip (Karen) Schumacher, of Dubuque, Ia.; four daughters, Bette Jo (Dave) Merkes, of Worthington, Ia., Karen (Randy) Foht and Linda (Paul) Streit, both of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Susan (Brian) Pregler, of Dubuque, Ia.; two sisters-in-law, Marie Fangman, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mary Fangman, of Milwaukee, Wis.; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and five step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sister Marcia, FSPA and Irene Fangman; and five brothers, Max Fangman, Gilbert Fangman, LaVern Fangman, Clarence Fangman, and Arnold Fangman.

    Charles E. Schumacher, 75, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, surrounded by his children, at Ennoble Manor Care Center. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 18, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a wake service at 3 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, where military rites were accorded by the American Legion, Dubuque Post 6.
          Mr. Schumacher was survived by three sons, Charles (Maryanne) Schumacher Jr. and Philip (Karen) Schumacher, both of Dubuque, Ia., and Steven (Sharon) Schumacher, of Hazel Green, Wis.; four daughters, Bette Jo (Dave) Merkes, of Worthington, Ia., Karen (Randy) Foht, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Linda (Paul) Streit, of Hiawatha, Ia., and Susan (Brian) Pregler, of Dubuque, Ia.; 16 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe (Vera) Schumacher, Fran (Ethel) Schumacher and Dave (Pat) Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia.; and three sisters, Sally (Nick) Pauly, Marian Frederick and Doris Hanten, all of Dubuque, Ia.. He was preceded in death by his parents, by two brothers, Walter and Erv Schumacher, and a sister, Sister Irma Schumacher.

  • Francis Henry Schumacher was born to Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. He married Ethel Stecklein on January 31, 1953, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dubuque, Iowa. He worked as a ham boner at the Dubuque Packing Company, until his retirement in 1982. He then worked as a deliverer at Dubuque Greyhound Park and an operator at the Fourth Street Elevator. She is a homemaker.
          Francis and Ethel Schumacher had eight children, Edward Joseph Schumacher, Jean Ann Schumacher, James Charles Schumacher, David Walter Schumacher, Robert Allen Schumacher, Mary Kay Schumacher, Gary Lee Schumacher, and Thomas John Schumacher.
          Fran and Ethel Schumacher of Dubuque, Iowa, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on January 2, 1993, with a 4:30 p.m. Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Dubuque, followed by a family dinner at the Alte Glocke in Dubuque. Their children are Ed (and Kim) Schumacher, Dave (and Mary Jo) Schumacher, and Bob Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia.; Gary (and Jennifer) of East Dubuque, Ill.; Tom (and Kristy) Schumacher, and Jean Schumacher, both of Lynnwood, Wash.; Mary Kay (and Jason) Peddicord of Mukilteo, Wash.; and Jim (and Sharon) Schumacher of Madison, Tenn. They have 16 grandchildren.
          Francis and Ethel Schumacher of Dubuque, Iowa, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 31, 2003, with a family dinner at The Bridge Restaurant & Lounge in Dubuque. They also celebrated with a reception and Mass in June 2003. Their children are Edward (and Kim) Schumacher, Dave Schumacher, Bob Schumacher, Mary Kay (and Jason) Peddicord and Gary (and Jennifer) Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia.; Jean (John) Holmes, of Lynnwood, Wash.; Jim (and Sharon) Schumacher, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Tom (and Kristy) Schumacher, of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash. They have 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    • James C. Schumacher was born on February 23, 1956, son of Francis and Ethel (Stecklein) Schumacher. He graduated from Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1974, and from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. After graduating, he worked at Sperry Univac and lastly for the city of Nashville Police Department in Nashville, Tennessee. He loved playing golf and recently attended The Masters in Augusta, Georgia. He also enjoyed hiking and spending time with his children. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville.

      Accident victim identified as Tennessee man.
      KEY WEST, Ia., Sat., May 19, 2008.--Authorities have identified a Hendersonville, Tenn., man who died in a Friday automobile accident. James C. Schumacher, 56, was driving a Chevy Malibu north on U.S. 61 near Merlin Lane at about 4:30 p.m., when his car was struck by a another vehicle. The other driver suffered a medical seizure and lost control of his pickup, which crossed the median and entered the northbound lanes of travel. Schumacher's daughter, 20-year-old Kristyn Schumacher, was a passenger in the car and was injured. She was transported to Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, where she was in fair condition Saturday afternoon.

      James C. Schumacher, 52, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Friday, May 16, 2008, as a result of a car accident. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home in Dubuque. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial will be at a later date in Springhill Cemetery at Nashville, Tennessee.
            Mr. Schumacher was survived by two daughters, Ashley (Kevin) Morin, of Fargo, N.Dak., and Kristy Schumacher, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a son, Tyler Schumacher, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a grandson, Jacob Grieves; his parents, Francis and Ethel Schumacher, of Dubuque, Ia.; five brothers, Ed (Kim) Schumacher, Dave Schumacher, Bob Schumacher, and Gary (Jennifer) Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia., and Thomas Schumacher, of Lynnwood, Wash.; two sisters, Jean (John) Holmes, of Lynnwood, Wash., and Mary Kay (Jason) Peddicord, of Dubuque, Ia.; an aunt, Doris Hanten, of Dyersville, Ia.; his former wife, Sharon Robinson, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

  • Joyce Marie Schumacher was born on February 9, 1930, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Aug. 25, 1948, and made her final profession of religious vows on August 10, 1954, taking the name of Sister Mary Irma. Sister Mary Irma taught in the elementary schools of Dubuque (Holy Ghost), Dyersville, Bancroft, Stacyville, and Oyens, Iowa, for 39 years. In 1971, she became a certified occupational therapist and worked at Holy Family Hall Infirmary, Dubuque.

    Sister Mary Irma Schumacher, OSF, 70, of Mount St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 10:50 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2001, at St. Dominic Villa in Dubuque. Visitation was from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, February 5, at Mount St. Francis in Dubuque, where a wake service was held at 2 p.m. in the Villa Chapel. There was also a wake service at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in the chapel. Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, in Mount St. Francis Chapel, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
          Sister Irma was survived by five brothers, Erwin (Mildred) Schumacher, Joseph (Vera) Schumacher, Charles Schumacher, Francis (Ethel) Schumacher, and David (Patricia) Schumacher; three sisters, Sylveria (Nicholas) Pauly, Marian Frederick and Doris Hanten; and the Franciscan Sisters, with whom she shared 52 years of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Walter Schumacher and Louis Schumacher.

  • David Anthony Schumacher was born on September 21, 1932, son of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. He married Patricia Jochum on July 24, 1954, in Dubuque, Iowa, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where they remained lifelong parishoners. David served in the Army in Germany, and he was a sheet metal worker and superintendent/estimator at Giese Sheet Metal for 44 years, retiring in 1994. David was a member of American Legion Dubuque Post 6, the Dubuque Boat Club, and Sheet Metal Union Local 91. David was a lifelong resident of Dubuque, where he was very well liked by all who knew him. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan, who also enjoyed playing cards, bowling, fishing and travel. Most of all, Dave was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
          David and Pat Schumacher had five children, Peter Francis Schumacher, Sharon Lynn Schumacher, Daniel Gerard Schumacher, Paul Joseph Schumacher, and Beth Ann Schumacher.

    David A. Schumacher, 69, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at home, surrounded by his family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, September 16, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a wake service at 4 p.m.
          Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mark Nemmers officiating. Lectors were Sara Schumacher and Jenna Hoefflin, granddaughters of the deceased. Bearing the offertory gifts were Luke Hoefflin, Gabriel Schumacher, Brandon Potts, and Morgan Potts, all grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers were his brother, Francis Schumacher, and brother-in-law, Gary Jochum. Pallbearers included Daniel D. Schumacher, Jason Schumacher, and Troy Hoefflin, all grandchildren, and his godchildren Sue Pregler, Terry Reed, Dave Schumacher, and Lori Jochum. Music was provided by the Holy Trinity Choir. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by the American Legion, Dubuque Post 6.
          Mr. Schumacher was survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Sharon (Lance) Hoefflin, of Austin, Minn., and Beth (Tom) Potts, of Waukee, Ia.; three sons, Peter Schumacher, Dan (Mary Beth) Schumacher and Paul (fiancee, Angie Kruser) Schumacher, all of Dubuque, Ia.; nine grandchildren, Daniel, Jason and Sara Schumacher, Jenna, Troy and Luke Hoefflin, Gabriel Schumacher and Brandon and Morgan Potts; three sisters, Sylveria (Nick) Pauly, Marian Frederick and Doris Hanten, all of Dubuque, Ia.; and two brothers, Joseph (Vera) Schumacher and Francis (Ethel) Schumacher, both of Dubuque, Ia.. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Walter, Erwin and Charles, and an infant brother, Louis; and a sister, Sister Mary Irma, OSF.

  • Louis John Schumacher was born on July 27, 1934, son of Joseph and Irma (Gerken) Schumacher. Louis Schumacher died on August 3, 1934.

Sources include obituaries and wedding anniversary announcements from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.     T.L.


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