Obit: Gerrie Schumacher, 92, Scottville

November 28, 2013

SchumacherGeraldine M. “Gerrie” Schumacher, aged 92 of Scottville, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013.  Gerrie was born on May 11, 1921 in Flint to William and Iva (Hill) Green, and married Alfred R. Schumacher on August 30, 1946 in Hazel Park.  They celebrated 50 years together before Alfred preceded her in death in 1996.

Gerrie attended Wayne State University before finishing her education at Ferris State University, earning her Certificate of Education.  She taught 2nd grade for the Reed City Public Schools, retiring in 1979.  In retirement, Gerrie and Alfred lived in Beverly Hills, Florida where they were founding members of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (ELCA).  She was also a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville, the WELCA women’s organization, and the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel. Through the years, Gerrie was active in her church where she taught Sunday school, and was very active with her 6 children serving as Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, and Troop leader for the Brownies.  She and Alfred loved to travel, especially taking cruises, and enjoyed playing cards with friends and family.  Her family will miss the wonderful smell of her cooking and baking, but will forever cherish their memories of her decorating for the holidays, making sure everyone had a Christmas stocking, and sharing her love of dancing and family being together.

Along with her husband Alfred, Gerrie was preceded in death by her parents, her sons Thomas and Loren, and 3 brothers.

She will be greatly missed by her children Ronald Schumacher of Big Rapids, John and Kay Schumacher of Traverse City, Bonnie and Bill Fewox of Orlando, FL, and Connie and Ron Schwass of Scottville, her daughter-in-law Shayna Schumacher of Horn Lake, MS, 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, her brother Fred Green of Ludington, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held for Gerrie at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 30 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville, with her pastor, Rev. James Schroeder officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Clarkston.  Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Saturday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 at the church.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the American Heart Association or Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Please visit Gerrie’s personal memory page at to sign her guestbook, or to leave a memory of Gerrie for her family.AD_100_wyman

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