Obit: Gerald J. “Jerry” Schumacher, 80, Rubicon

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Gerald J. “Jerry” Schumacher, age 80 of Rubicon, Wisconsin passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Life Care Hospital of WI in Pewaukee, WI surrounded by his family.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1935 in Milwaukee to Herbert and Bernadette (nee Becker) Schumacher. He was united in marriage to Jeannette Hefter on September 12, 1959 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nenno, WI.

Jerry was the owner operator of Rubicon Builders for many years until his son took over. He then operated for 5 years Hardwood Design and Millwork in Minocqua. He was affiliated with a hunting and guide service in British Columbia. He loved his woodworking, hunting, wine making and polka music. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Rubicon.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Jeannette, beloved father of John (Dawn) of Slinger, Joanne (Steve) Lulich of Juneau, Joseph (Wendy) of Hartford and Julie (Eric) Goodwater of Hartford, proud grandpa to Bradley, Jason, Matthew, Samantha, Brittany, Brooke, Grace and Colin, sisters, Margaret Mary Schmitt of Rubicon and Mary Lou Gauthier of Rubicon, sisters-in-law, Cecelia (Dave) Dukelow of Rubicon, Marian Meyer of Oregon, Dorothy Konrath of Allenton and Florence (Fred) Krahn of Missouri brother-in-law, Richard Hefter of Hartland. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law Sylvester and Marcella Hefter, brother Ralph Schumacher, sister Pat (Bob) Baus, brothers-in-law, Peter Schmitt, Norman Gauthier, Hubert Konrath, and Norbert Meyer.

Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church, (W1170 Rome Road, Rubicon, WI) with Fr. David LaPlante officiating.  Family will greet relatives and friends at church on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. mass.

Interment in St. John Cemetery, Rubicon, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. John Catholic Church are appreciated.

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