Schumacher, 97, of North Fond du Lac, died Friday, September 20, 2019 at
Touchstone Living Center. She was born
February 5, 1922 to William and Elizabeth Gernetzke Mertz, in the town of
Lowell, Dodge County. She married Arthur
Schumacher on November 28, 1952 and he preceded her in death on August 15,
1987. She farmed with her husband, until
they retired in 1977. She was active in
volunteering at the lunch programs for Winnebago Lutheran Academy, St. Paul’s
Lutheran School, and also for the Fond du Lac Senior Center lunch program. She was a member of St. Paul’s Ladies Aid and
a member of WLA Ladies Auxiliary. Mabel
loved crafting and sewing, making many quilts for children and grandchildren.
survived by two daughters, Joann (Dick) Williams of Van Dyne and Rosalie Roeder
of Fond du Lac; two step sons, Eugene Schumacher of Van Dyne and Gerald
(Gloria) Schumacher of Rosendale; two step daughters, Eileen Sales of
Muscatine, IA and Jane Pruetz of Menomonee Falls. She is further survived by many
grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; one sister,
Vida Stueber of Fond du Lac; one brother, Ervin (Ruth) Mertz of West Bend; many
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; one
son-in-law, Sherman Roeder; two step sons-in-law, Gary Sales and Kenneth
Pruetz; two step daughters-in-law, Bernice Schumacher and Carol Schumacher;
grandson, Troy Williams; an infant brother, Rohen Mertz; two brothers, Otto
(Marlene) Mertz and Lyle Mertz; five sisters, Iva (John) Meyer, Hilda (Dale)
Maas, Mae (Clarence) Schwensow, Della Mertz, and Erna Mertz; and
brother-in-law, Clarence Stueber.
visitation will be held Friday, September 27, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Adams Avenue, North Fond du Lac. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM
on Friday at church. Burial will follow
in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Eldorado.
of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School
in Mabel’s name.
Guestbook and tribute wall may
be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.