William Bill Oscar Schumacher - SAVANNAH - William Bill Oscar Schumacher, 83, of Savannah, passed away at his home on September 14, 2013. Bill was born in Wheaton, Minnesota, on October 12, 1929 to the late Oscar and Martha Schumacher. Bill served in the United States Air Force Intelligence from 1951 to 1955, serving in Germany, as well as Vienna, Austria. He received his Bachelors Degree in Physics from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and worked toward his Masters Degree at the University of Minnesota. Bill married Gladys Gigi Gjerde in 1958, and as their family grew, they relocated to Savannah. He took a job with the City of Savannah as a City Administrator until his retirement. Bill was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1965, and was a member of the Over 50's Club, as well as Wednesday Bible Study. Bill loved to travel through the United States and Europe, visiting with family and friends in America as well as Norway and Germany. He and Gigi loved to spend time with their grandchildren, and they would do their best to be with them at their events, wherever they were. He loved music, and had a collection of classical pieces and opera. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years Gladys Gigi Schumacher, son Stephen (Amy) Schumacher of Naperville, IL, son Karl (Sheryll) Schumacher of Savannah, daughter Heidi (Gary) Swanson of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter Rose (Sergio) Almanza of Madison , AL, son Jon (Traci) Schumacher of Savannah, twenty grandchildren, and brother Paul Lyle Schumacher of Eagan, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, September 19th at Fairhaven Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Friday, September 20th at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor John Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwich Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419. Savannah Morning News September 20, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Sept. 16 to Sept. 20, 2013