Weldon D. Schumacher, M.D.
1936 - 2018
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Weldon D. Schumacher, M.D., was born in Tacoma, Washington on January 4,1936 and passed away in Lodi on December 13, 2018. Weldon was a prominent physician, cherry grower and member of the Lodi community for many years.
Weldon graduated from Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. After doing graduate work he practiced in Glendale, California until 1966 at which time he was drafted into the United States Army. The Army deployed him to Vietnam where, as a Captain, he was responsible for the immediate acute care of casualties off of the battle fields for which he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star. Honorably discharged in 1968, he and his wife, Joanne, moved to Lodi where he established his practice of family medicine.
While in private practice, Dr. Schumacher was active in the local medical organizations including memberships in San Joaquin Medical Society, California Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the American Association of Family Practice. He served as a member and Chairman of the board of directors and Chief of Staff of Lodi Community Hospital; he was an active leader in the expansion and modernization of the hospital.
Weldon and his wife were active members of the English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist church in Lodi where he served in a variety of capacities including the church board and chairman of the fundraising committee. Weldon was a founder and supporter of the Lodi Education Endowment Foundation.
Over the years Weldon was an active member of the Lodi community including memberships and services to the Community Concert Association, Lodi Executive Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He was a founding director and served as vice Chairman for Bank of Lodi and First Financial Bancorp.
Weldon was preceded in death by his loving wife Joanne and is survived by his daughter Cindy Lou Laughlin, granddaughter Kelsi Ward and grandson Brian Laughlin.
In remembrance of Dr. Schumacher, donations to the Lodi Education Endowment Foundation, Post Office Box 272 Lodi, California 95241-0272 are requested.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 1-4 pm at Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, 14165 N. Beckman Rd, Lodi, CA. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2pm at English Oaks Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1260 W. Century Blvd, Lodi, CA 95240. Interment will be private at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi. Please sign the guestbook online at www.cherokeememorial.com.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Dec. 19 to Dec. 26, 2018.
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January 5, 2019
Dr. Schumacher was my doctor for a very long time. My wife and I send our prayers.
Patrick Hughes
December 28, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and family.
Vera Hammack and sons
December 27, 2018
One of the Best men that I have ever known. I met Dr. & his wife over 16 years ago and we always stayed in touch through
the years . He will will be dearly missed❤
Pamela Cole
December 21, 2018
Sorry for your lost

James Martin
December 20, 2018
Emeron Griswold Montgomery, a classmate from La Sierra Academy sends her heart felt condolences. She was trying to reach out to him so they could attend their 65 year class reunion in the spring.
Emeron Montgomery
December 20, 2018
Rest In Peace Doctor Schumacher you were a great sweet man ♥A great doctor!! Now you are with the love of your wife Joann Peace be with you both
Bobbi Bartles
December 19, 2018
Cindy, we are sorry for your loss.
Sylvia Gabrys
December 19, 2018
So very sorry Cindy and family for ur loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with u all at this very sad time.❤The Celis family
Valerie & Roman Celis
December 19, 2018
Bill Dedini
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