Deborah K. Schumacher, 58, Clyman, died Saturday, Nov. 14, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 719 Territorial Road, Clyman. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. A lunch will follow.
Debbie was born Feb. 8, 1957, in Madison to Jerry and Barbara Kretschmann. She was united in marriage to Lee A. Schumacher on Sept. 2, 1978, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown. She was a 1975 graduate of Watertown High School.
Debbie was an integral part of the family business P.L. Gehl Memorials in Hartford. As a graphic designer, she helped to create beautiful lasting memories for countless families. She was very proud of her work and customers loved her.
Debbie loved to fish (making sure everyone knew she had the biggest catch!). She loved boating and spent many weekends camping with her family and friends. Sitting around the campfire was always a highlight.
Debbie is survived by her mother, Barbara; husband, Lee; precious son, Brandon (Nicole), sisters, Denise (John) Grinwald, Dawn (Jerry) Keeser, both of Watertown; brothers, Duke of Stoughton and Dan (Lisa) of Shawano and David (Maria) of Fond du Lac; brother-in-law, Tom (Debbie) Schumacher of Hancock, many nieces, nephews and close friends who she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry “The Big Kahuna;” mother- and father-in-law, Robert and Anna Schumacher; brother-in-law, Cal “Bomb” Schumacher and sister-in-law, Terri Kretschmann.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up for Debbie’s nephew, Michael Kretschmann, in her memory. Michael suffered a brain injury earlier this summer. Go to www.youcaring.com/michael-kretschmann-419789 or make a check out to Dan/Lisa Kretschmann.
We will all miss you. . . May you rest in peace.
“Never forgotten, just gone fishing. . .”