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SCHUMACHER, Jimmy C. (1929-2015)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/30/2021 at 12:32:38

Jimmy Craig Schumacher
(September 8, 1929 - August 24, 2015)

IDA GROVE Services for Jimmy Craig Schumacher, 85, of Ida Grove were Aug. 28, 2015, at Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Private burial services were at Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Jim was born on September 8, 1929, outside of Correctionville in Rock Township, Woodbury County, Iowa. He was the eldest of four children born to Lester Raymond Schumacher and Helen Mae Mahin Schumacher. He graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1946 at the age of 16. Jim served his country as a member of the 101st Airborne Division from 1951-53. After boot camp Jim returned to Battle Creek on the back of a motorcycle to marry Beverlyn Jane Spotts on October 3, 1951. Following Army service, Jim and Bev settled on a farm south of Ida Grove to raise their family of five children. Jim would fondly recall this time as some of the best years of his life. Jim farmed until retiring in 2006 at the age of 77. Jim served his community in many ways including seven years on the Ida County Fair Board and five years on the First State Bank Board of Directors. He died Aug. 24 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
He was preceded in death by his wife Beverlyn, his parents Lester and Helen, sister Beverly Hupke, and brother Jary. Jimmy is survived by his special friend Linda Martin of Ida Grove and his five children: Linda (Mike Klein) Kepford of Logan, IA; Neil (Kim Farley) Schumacher of Columbus, NE; Dale (Brenda Wienert) Schumacher of Ida Grove; Jan (Vern) Wunschel Ida Grove; and Ann (Brad Larkin) Schumacher of Galveston, TX. Also surviving are his sister Judee (Wayne) Schumann of Anthon, IA.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Sep 2, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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