Schumacher, Glen F.


Glen F. Schumacher, 89, of Altura, died on Tuesday evening, September 22, 2020, at Winona Health. Glen was born on February 26, 1931, in Norton Township, Winona County, to Lloyd and Alice (Hilke) Schumacher. He grew up in rural Rollingstone and graduated from Lewiston School in 1948. Glen met Helen Rogers while working at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. They married  on May 15, 1950, at New Richmond, Wis., and made their home in rural Altura. Following his job at St. Mary’s, Glen went on to work in delivery for Wonder Bread, Gold Medal and 7UP. In 1968 Glen began working for Dixie Narco selling beverage vending machines. Glen had a great rapport with his customers, and enjoyed the business travel he and Helen we are part of. Glena and Helen also owned and operated Schumacher Transport for many years. In 1991 Glen retired to spend time with his family. His great joy was his classic cars and attending  car shows. Glen’s favorite cars were his retractable roof ‘59 Ford Skyliner, 1955 T Bird, 1968 Mustang Convertible and his 1955 yellow Cadillac. He loved washing and driving them all. Glen was a good grandpa. He and Helen celebrated “70 years of amazement” at their anniversary this May.

He was an active member of Our Savior Moravian Church in Altura.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; their two children, John of Hudson, Wis., and Mary (Marko) Olson of Altura; three grandchildren, Andrew (Kim) Olson, Adam (Emily) Olson and Alexis Olson (Josh Atkinson); great-grandchildren, Mallory, Gavin, Amelia, Sophia, Olivia and Wesley Olson; and a sister, Dixie Maus of Rollingstone. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jean; two brothers, Ray and Gene; and a sister, Kathleen Ressie. 

His funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Our Savior Moravian Church in Altura, with Pastor Greg Behrend officiating. Burial will follow services in Hebron Moravian Cemetery. A visitation will at Our Savior Moravian Church from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and 10-11 a.m. on Saturday. In accordance with current restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required. Please share a memory of Glen at his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at Hoff Funeral Service of St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.

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