Dale R. Schumacher
Feb. 3, 1928- June 10, 2018
Dale R. Schumacher, 90, of Humphrey, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Mory’s Haven in Columbus.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Humphrey, with Rev. Patrick McLaughlin celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday June 13, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7 p.m., all at the church. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday, all at the church. Interment will be in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Lindsay, with military honors.
Dale Robert Schumacher was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Platte County (near Cornlea), to Matthew and Nellie (Bender) Schumacher. He attended Sacred Heart School and worked on the family farm. Dale entered the United States Army on July 26, 1951, stationed in Korea, and was honorably discharged on April 25, 1953. Dale returned to farming until his retirement in 1991.
Dale was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the VFW, where he volunteered to place and remove flags in area cemeteries on Memorial Day. Dale was united in marriage to Rynelda “Nell” (Korth) Kruse on Jan. 30, 1981, at St. Francis Catholic Church. They made Humphrey their home. Dale loved family, golfing, fishing, playing cards, and tinkering on gadgets.
Dale is survived by wife Nell Schumacher of Humphrey, step-son Dan (Kathy) Kruse of Columbus, step-son Sam (Anne) Kruse of Lincoln, step-daughter Nancy (Dave) Zulkoski of Columbus, step-daughter Kim (Gary) Gibbs of Columbus, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister Arlene Schumacher of Columbus, sisters-in-law Mary Schumacher and Ruth Schumacher of Lindsay; Rita Schumacher of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.Dale was preceded in death by parents Matt and Nellie Schumacher, brothers Sylvester, Harold, Gerald, Maynard, and Alvin; sisters Mildred Gronenthal, Marlyn Schumacher, and Joan Noonan.
Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church, Humphrey Veterans Memorial, or those of the family choice.
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