Leon H. Schumacher, Eden Valley, 74
March 11, 1940 - July 26, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30AM Saturday August 2, 2014 at The Church of Our Lady in Manannah for Leon Schumacher who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital with his family at his side. The Rev. Joseph Steinbeisser and Msgr. Francis Garvey will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8PM Friday and 1 hour prior to services Saturday at the church in Manannah. Parish prayers will be at 8PM Friday evening at the church in Manannah. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley.
Leon was born in Minneapolis to Alexander Peter & Agnes Ann (Klaers) Schumacher. He started farming right out of High School after graduating from St. Michael High School in 1959. He served his country in the United States Army from 1961-1963. He married Rosemarie Blue on June 15, 1963 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. He and Rose farmed in Loretto until moving to the Eden Valley area in 2004. Leon also worked as a electrician for Wright Electric. He is a past member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Loretto where he served on the parish council. He is currently a member of the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. He is also a member of the Eden Valley American Legion, and Catholic United Financial. He was a retired member of the Loretto Fire Department. When living in Loretto he was active in the community, volunteering as a hockey coach, and serving on the athletic association board and school board. He always enjoyed going to athletic activities. Leon was a hard working family man who made work enjoyable for everyone. He enjoyed spending time with family and taking Rose out for dinner and dancing. He enjoyed eating and spending time with family on camping trips.
Survivors include his wife, Rose of Eden Valley; children, Terese (Paul) Swearingen of Buffalo, Dan (Sheri) of Eden Valley, Rich (Shawn) of Prior Lake, Joseph (Mary) of Annandale, Jeff (Jennifer) of Howard Lake, Mary (Dan) Russek of Annandale, Edwin (John) of Minneapolis, Robert (Kelli) of Loretto, Charlie (Jackie) of New Hope, Marty (Jennifer) of Hanover, Andy (Sarah) of Annandale; sister, Rosemary (Roy) Spurzem and brother, Ed (Mary) Schumacher both of Loretto; 24 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Helen Wilson.