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Florence Mae Schumacher

October 14, 2018

Florence Mae Schumacher, 90, of Winona died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Sauer Health Care in Winona.

Florence was born June 2, 1928, in Lewiston, to Erwin and Selma (Hoppe) Gensmer. During the summers growing up, Florence helped out on the Gensmer and Hoppe family farms, helping her aunts care for her young cousins. The family later moved to Winona and Florence graduated from Winona High School. After high school, she met Ray Schumacher and they married Sept. 10, 1948, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Winona.

After Ray and Florence’s marriage, they began their married life on the family farm near Rollingstone. She was always busy raising their 10 children and helping with chores on the farm. She loved cooking, baking, gardening and grew beautiful roses that we all enjoyed. Florence was a devout Christian and cherished her faith. She taught Sunday school for many years, at both St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Winona and Hebron Moravian Church, Altura, and was active in Women’s Fellowship, Sunday school and the church choir. Florence also enjoyed her time with the ladies in the homemaker’s group. She loved listening to music and enjoyed the times she and Ray could go dancing at The Oaks Supper Club. Florence most cherished her family and spending lots of time with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After Ray’s passing, she made her home in Winona. When her house was full, she was the happiest.

Florence is survived by her children, Sharon (Gib) Decker, Winona, Susan (John) Modry, Rochester, Minn., Debra (Rod) Ganser, Howards Grove, Wis., Lynn (Don) Rosenau, Hector, Minn., Joy Mattison, Burnsville, Minn., DeeAnn (Dean) Benke, Stockton, Janna (Scott) Morcomb, Winona, Roger (Jodi), Rollingstone, Richard (Penny), Winona; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Nancy) Gensmer; brother-in-law, sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; son, Ronald; grandson, Curtis Ganser; and son-in-law, Richard Mattison.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Our Saviors Moravian Church, Altura. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, with visitation one hour prior to service at Our Saviors Moravian Church, Altura.

Please leave a memory and sign her online guestbook at hofffuneral.com.