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“Dear Aunt Margaret and the Schumacher Family, Kathy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of swimming at your family's lake...Read More »
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Driessen Family, c1958: Joe standing behind his mother, Margaret, and cousin, Steve. Recognize anyone else?
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“Dear Aunt Margaret and the Schumacher Family, Kathy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of swimming at your family's lake...Read More »
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“Jane and I are very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We wish all the family well, our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is with regret that we be...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Paul Driessen - Kimberly, WI

“I took care ofjoe for a lil bit he was one of a kind and will be missed ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Randi Latham - Appleton, WI


Joseph H. Schumacher, 76 years, went on to his heavenly home July 17, 2017 at Brillion West Haven Assisted Living, Brillion, Wisconsin. He was born July 9, 1941 to his parents Robert S. and Margaret M. Schumacher (Driessen) in Little Chute, Wisconsin. Joe graduated from Kimberly High School, Class of 1960. He enlisted into the US Army in March of 1963 and played the saxophone. On April 24, 1965 Joseph H. and Joyce A. Schumacher (Nackers) were married and they celebrated 52 years together. Joe loved to show his ability to play the saxophone. He performed with his own band, ”The Joe Schumacher Orchestra, and later in life with, “The Memory Lane Band”. Joe was multi-talented and could play the accordion, bass guitar and keyboards. He enjoyed woodworking, yard work as long as it involved the tractor, and working his model trains. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family and sharing their time together. Joe will be missed by his wife Joyce, mother Margaret M. Schumacher (Driessen), children Julie (David) Huston, Lisa (Jay) Heinz, and Todd Schumacher, grandchildren Dusty (Melannie) Huston, Jeffrey Huston, Ashley (August) Baker, Samantha Hill, Charles Hill, Garrett Heinz, and Anthony Heinz, great-grandson Miles, brothers David (finacee Pamela Somerville) Schumacher and Robert (Kathleen) Schmacher, sister Linda (Loren) Spangler, brothers-in-law David Nackers, LeRoy Nackers, Donald (Yvonne) Nackers, Carl Nackers, sisters-in-law Ruth Nackers, Alice Nackers, Shirley Nackers, Joan (Kurt) Ellis, Debbie Lemke, and Carol Nackers. Preceded in death by his father Robert Schumacher, son-in-law Robert Hill, sisters-in-law Marcia Schumacher and Linda Nackers, and brother-in-law Rick Lemke. A Resurrection Mass for Joe will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna. Fr. Tom Pomeroy celebrant. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at Holy Cross Catholic Church from 9 am until time of Mass. Special thank you to the angels at Brillion West Haven Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice for their loving care of Joe.