Lawrence Schuman, 79, Sartell
March 27, 1937 - October 25, 2016
Lawrence Schuman, age 79, of Sartell, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 PM Thursday, November 3, 2016 at St. John's Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate. Burial with full Military Honors by the Foley American Legion will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 AM Thursday at the church. Memorials preferred to St. John's Catholic Church Building Fund, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Focus on Facilities, or Foley American Legion Post 298.
Lawrence 'Larry' John Schuman was born March 27, 1937 in Swanville, Minnesota to John and Frances (Billmeyer) Schuman. He attended school in Swanville, graduating in 1955. Following graduation he worked on a farm near Chokio, MN. He entered the United States Army in January of 1956 and retired in February of 1976 as a MSG. He worked in the Personnel and Administrative Field. During his 20 years, he served in various US Army Posts in Korea, Vietnam and Germany. On September 21, 1958, he married Sook He Lee (Pat) in Seoul, Korea. She died in December of 1992.
Following his retirement from the US Army, Larry and his family bought a farm near Ronneby and lived there until 1995. He drove school bus for the Foley School District for 14 years. After he sold his farm in Ronneby, he moved to Yuma, AZ and then to Fort Morgan, CO where he worked as a teacher's assistant. From 1999-2012, Larry taught 55 Alive Mature Driving Courses which he enjoyed very much. On August 24, 1999, he was united in marriage with Faye Schreder in Colorado. In April of 2001, they moved to Sartell to be closer to family. In 2003, he and Faye started the Handicraft Etc., craft business and sold many items at area craft shows.
Larry was a life member of the Foley American Legion serving as Adjutant for 4 years in the late 1980's and again from 2003 until 2013. He was also a member of the Sauk Rapids VFW. He served as a Chaplain at the Foley Nursing Center and Talahi Nursing Center in St. Cloud. He was active in various capacities in the Knights of Columbus Council 3603, including Grand Knight from 1987-1989. Larry taught religious education for 20 years in Bismarck, ND, Germany and Foley. In 1984, he was ordained a permanent Deacon for the St. Cloud Diocese and served in that position until 1998. Larry also served as a Farm Mediator for the State of Minnesota.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Schreder of Sartell; daughters: Helena (Mike) Schreder of Alaska and Anna; 10 step-children; grandchildren: Joshua Barthelemy, Jacob Barthelemy, Megan Schreder and Nicole Schreder. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Pat and sister, Sr. Mary OSF in 2003, brother Leo in 2015 and grandson Luke Barthelemy in 2012.