Donald C. Schumacher

Donald C. Schumacher of Hartford passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. He was 70 years old.

He was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Grafton to Herbert and Cora (nee Hill) Schumacher. He married Carol Stuebs on Aug. 28, 1965 at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford. Don worked for Mercury Marine for 42 years. He enjoyed traveling throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and was an avid sports fan. Don was in the National Guard for 12 years and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; five children, Tim (Tammy) Schmidt of South Carolina, Jeff (Kathy) Schmidt of Hartford, Peggy (Bill) Ryan of Hartford, Colleen (Dave) Schumacher of Oxford, and Melissa (Ken) Vlasak of Slinger; 11 grandchildren, Trevor, Amber, Nathan, Ashley, Jessica, Robbie, Dominic, Serena, Sandy, Angie and Jamie; three great-grandchildren, Teare, Alexandra and Jayden; one sister-in-law, Pat Schumacher of Hartford; and faithful grand-dog, Molly. Further survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Don is preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd Schumacher; parents-in-law, Erlo and Irene (nee Hoffman) Stuebs; one brother, Elroy Schumacher; granddaughter, Kayla Vlasak; and grandson, Brandon Vlasak.

Funeral services for Don were Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford, with Rev. David Wietzke officiating. Family greeted relatives and friends on Wednesday at the church prior to the service. Inurnment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran or the charity of one’s choice appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford assisted the family.