Donald Schumacher was born to Gilbert Charles Schumacher and Catherine Marguerite Clark in Laramie, Wyoming, on July 20, 1935. He entered the Kingdom of Heaven where he was greeted by our Lord with open arms on July 24, 2013. He was 78 yrs old.|
Don moved to Woodland, CA, in 1947 and attended Holy Rosary Grammar School and graduated from Woodland High School. He attended Oklahoma State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to obtain a Master's Degree in Systems Management at USC and an MBA from UCLA.
He enjoyed a successful 21 year military career and retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force on August 1, 1976. He went on to have another 20 year career in the Aerospace Industry and retired to Ramona, CA, with his wife, Jeanette, in 2001.
Don was an avid golfer, community leader, active church member, and faithful servant to his country and our Lord. He enjoyed a good martini, loved Jeanette's home cooking, and was a connoisseur of fine wines.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Catherine Schumacher. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Schumacher; sister, Judith K. Schumacher; children, Michael (Brenda) Grabbe, Laura Grabbe, Kim (William) Anderson, David and Scott Schumacher and Traci (Douglas) Thompson. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and one on the way, Megan, Ashley, Allison, John Michael, Alex, Brian, Mitchell, Skyler, Dylan and Kaycee. He is a great-grandfather to Nathan and Joshua and one on the way. He is also survived by many cousins including Vivian Grant, Judy Sheppard and Terri Schumacher. He leaves numerous lifelong friends who, with the rest of us, will miss him dearly and look forward to seeing him again when we are so blessed to be greeted by him in heaven. We love you Schu!
Viewing will be August 4, 2013, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary, 321 12th St., Ramona, CA 92065. A reception will follow immediately from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The San Vicente Resort and Golf Club, 24157 San Vicente Road, Ramona, CA 92065
The funeral service will be held August 5, 2013, at 11:00 am at Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, Ramona, CA 92065
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Don's name to Grace Community Church, Concerned Women of America, 1015 Fifteenth St. N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20005 or The
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Aug. 1, 2013