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Marceil Margaret Schumacher

July 23, 1915 July 29, 2017
Marceil Margaret Schumacher
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Obituary for Marceil Margaret Schumacher

Marceil Schumacher, 102, Oconto, passed away July 28, 2017. Marceil was born July 23, 1915 in Oconto. She married Damian Schumacher Nov 25, 1937. Prior to World War II, they made their home in Oconto and she gave birth to her son, Damian. The family moved to Milwaukee in 1940 and lived there until the mid 1970’s, when they returned back to their hometown of Oconto.Marceil was true living history. Her Aunt Minnie Vendt was the housekeeper of the Holt Family for over 60 years. Mrs Holt would pick up Marceil as a schoolgirl in her electric car, which was restored and is now on display at The Beyer Home Museum. She could recite names and events that have taken place in Oconto throughout the past 100 years, and has a copy of the Oconto City Directory from her birth year, 1915, detailing the many companies in business in her prosperous hometown. She was interviewed by David Retzlaff , providing details about the Stanley Toy Factory fire and destruction of the Schumacher Furniture store for his book.Marceil was an avid Seamstress, and learned to drive at the insistence of her son when she was in her 50’s. She typed the Thesis for her son’s Marquette University and Stanford University Degrees, and those of his friends. Marceil and her husband were the Caretakers of The Oconto Motel when they moved back from Milwaukee. She worked on Election polls in Milwaukee, and loved her “Church Family” at First American Lutheran Church in Oconto. When macular degeneration robbed her of her eyesight, she listened to books on tape, and insisted on doing the laundry and washing all of the dishes. She lived in her home thanks to the help of her son until age 98 on Jackson Street in Oconto. On her 100th Birthday in 2015, she received a Proclamation from the then-Mayor of Oconto, Victoria Bostedt, and had a fabulous birthday party with family and friends.

She is survived by her son Damian and his Fiancée Cynthia Patterson, grand-children Shannon & Damian Schumacher, and Joan Stapelfeldt, and great-grand-Children Damian, Logan & Kayden, all of Houston Texas, Nieces Patricia Vendt of Dayton Ohio, Carol Vendt of Oconto, and Nephew David Vendt (Mary Hart) of Lebanon OH. Marceil was preceded in death by parents Nan (Murphy) in 1957 & Rudolph Vendt in 1983 , husband Damian in 1988, infant daughter Carol in 1938, and brother Roslyn Vendt in 1999.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 9 to 10 AM Thursday, August 3, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted 10 AM Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Mai officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Thanks To First American Lutheran Church, Pastor Mary Zupansic, and Woodlands Nursing Home for their love and support.

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Visitation

Thursday

3

Aug

9:00 AM 8/3/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 8/3/2017 10:00:00 AM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

3

Aug

10:00 AM 8/3/2017 10:00:00 AM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Funeral service by Rev. Fred Mai.

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cook Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Cook Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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