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Jean S. Schumacher
Jean S. Schumacher

MOUNT HOREB – Jean S. Schumacher, age 92, of Mount Horeb, Wis., entered her eternal home peacefully surrounded by her daughters, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at 3:21 a.m. in her home. She was born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Monroe, Wis., the daughter of John R. and Amanda B. (Wahler) Doyle.

Jean graduated from South Wayne High School in 1947. She was united in marriage to Kenneth F. Schumacher on Feb. 14, 1949, at East Wiota Lutheran parsonage. They raised their family in the Darlington and Mount Horeb areas. Mom will always be known as a kind-hearted spirited soul. Mom embraced her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren and her extended family members, along with fur, feathered and finned family, with unconditional Love.

Mom’s curiosity in life led to many passions: reading, archery, cross stitching, quilting, baking, many arts and crafts, photography, walking outdoors, being in nature, gardening, picnics, puzzles and living life fully. One of mom’s favorite things to do was taking a road trip with family or friends to wherever the mood led them. She also showed her love by knitting caps for premature babies and sewing colorful pillowcases for hospitalized children.

Mom was proud to have provided compassionate care as a nursing assistant at the Dane County Home in Verona where she formed many lifetime friendships.

In the last three and a half years she enjoyed sending and receiving over 750 postcards worldwide through where she met new and interesting people, expanding her horizons. #FancypantWIUSA

Mom’s quiet dignity and grace was evident to all who knew her, she will be truly missed and never forgotten.

Jean is survived by her five daughters, Jo Shreeves, Terri (Bill) Simpson, Kris (Jim) Cuccia, Roxann (Jon) Krantz and Renee Schumacher; daughter-in-law, Carol Schumacher; six grandchildren, Nikki Smith, Kate Hillyer, Sabrina Scheel, Dustin Scheel, Elan Simpson and Tristan Simpson; and great-grandchildren, Kaila, Andrew and Evan Hillyer, Logan and Tanner Smith, Jayden Kahl, Adison Moen and Easton Scheel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ken; son, Tony Schumacher; infant son, Joseph; granddaughter, Amy Schumacher; and son-in-law, Fred Shreeves.

Due to Covid 19, a private family service will be held at Wiota Lutheran Church, with a graveside service to follow at West Wiota Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

A special thank you for the excellent and compassionate care from Mark, Curt, Jess and Jessica with Agrace HospiceCare and to Cindi Haglund, with Comfort Keepers for the wonderful care given to Jean and the family, which allowed Jean to stay in the comfort of her home. The family would also like to acknowledge and thank the Mount Horeb EMS for their prompt excellent service. Also thank you to Skyler at Gunderson Funeral Home and our friend, Diego.

Memorials may be gifted in Jean’s name to: Agrace HospiceCare or Humane societies of Dane or Iowa Counties. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Camacho Mount Horeb

Funeral and Cremation Care

500 N. Eighth St.

(608) 437-5077