Wayne A Schumacher

wayne schumacher
Wayne A. Schumacher, age 89, of New Hampton, IA passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services for Wayne will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Peter Faugstad officiating. Military rites will be provided by New Hampton American Legion Post #38. Burial will be held at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday. Online condolences for Wayne’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Wayne Albert was born July 28, 1930 in New Hampton to Albert and Clyta (Schroeder) Schumacher. He attended country schools and when he completed his education he worked on the Schumacher family farm until he was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan until his honorable discharge in 1953. Upon his return home, he worked a short period at B&P silo plant before working on road construction. On December 22, 1956, Wayne was united in marriage to Nadine Gemmill at Presbyterian Church in Armstrong, IA. The couple made their home in Armstrong before eventually settling in New Hampton in 1964. Wayne went to work for Chickasaw County maintaining roads until his retirement in 1995. Retirement was short lived, lasting a total of 42 seconds. Wayne went on to happily work another 19 years for AgVantage FS driving truck. He would still be driving if his health would’ve allowed. He was proud of the fact that he’d driven 75 years without receiving a traffic violation. During his time away from work, Wayne enjoyed trips to Minnesota, fishing, bus tours, polka festivals, playing cards and sitting under his favorite shade tree waving at passersby. His grandchildren were the light of his life. Those left to cherish Wayne’s memories are his wife, Nadine of 62 years; his children, Carol (Bob) Gorman of New Hampton, Randy (Bonnie) Schumacher of Aurora, IL, Jennifer Schumacher of Cresco, IA; his grandchildren, Brad (Kathy) Gorman, Meghan and Amanda Ferch, and Julie Schumacher; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Donna (Don) Swehla.

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  1. Nadine and family – our deepest sympathies. Thankfully, we come from a family of believers and know he will enjoy the gift of eternal life. Blessings to all of you as you enjoy the memories in the days ahead. Tim & Nancy (Chrestiansen) Danielson

  2. Our deepest sympathy to Carol & Bob & entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Don & Keely & crew

  3. It was always such a pleasure when Wayne would stop by for coffee with the boys (after he really did retire). After the customary hug Wayne would proceed to tell me what kind of trouble he’d been getting into at Assisted Living. He came in one time with his nails painted. He let “the girls” as he called the assistants paint them. He always brought a smile to my face or gave me cause for a deep belly laugh regaling his stories. He was one of the sweetest men I have ever known. I will miss you friend! Rest in Peace

  4. Nadine and Family,
    You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Wayne.He was a great man and will be deeeply missed by all. We enjoyed his talks when we came to your house.
    God Bless all.
    Gloria ,Brenda Parks

  5. Our deepest condolences to the families of Wayne. We will keep u in our thoughts and prayers. Valerie and Patrick Folkers

  6. I have a number of very fond memories of Wayne from my years growing up in New Hampton. In addition to his incredibly kind smile and demeanor and the many other fond memories, I also remember how he would always provide the pop for our youth group car wash. I don’t know if he ever actually told anyone he was going to do it. He simply showed up about 8:30 (the car wash started at 10) and filled a number of coolers so we were stocked for the day. Seeing Wayne pull in was always a sure sign that a great day of working together with other youth from church was just getting started. I’m thankful for Wayne and look forward to seeing him again! – Nate Abrahamson

  7. Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Growing up he was a great neighbor with always a kind word. Thoughts and prayers to the Schumacher family.

  8. To the Schumacher Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all. May the God of all comfort be with the family in this time of need. John knew death’s sorrow but assured us that Jesus reassured us the resurrection promise will occur. John 5:28-29 says “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” May you and your Family have peace.

  9. My deepest sympathies. Wayne was such a sweet guy to work with at FS. He always had a smile and a story to share. It was truly a pleasure to have known him. He will be missed by many.

  10. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Wayne was so amazing, it honestly breaks my heart, prayers and hugs to you all! I am so sorry I couldn’t be there 💞🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. Wayne was such a nice person. Heaven is now truly richer for his presence! Our sincere sympathy to Nadine & family. All our love & prayers Richard & Brita Reams

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