Kathryn Schumacher

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Kathryn Elaine Schumacher, 85, of Freeburg, IL, formerly of Harvard, IL, born March 7, 1935, in Woodstock, IL, died Friday, November 27, 2020, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Kathryn worked as a quality control inspector at Warner Electric Co., Marengo, IL, before her retirement.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL. She enjoyed plants, gardening, and quilting, and dearly loved her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Florence, nee Groskinsky, Schumacher; a sister, Helen Mack; and three brothers-in-law, Don Klingel, Stan Baumel, and Ken Garbe.

Surviving are her children, Leroy (Wendy) Knake of Machesney Park, IL, Debra (Steve) Grover of Loves Park, IL, and Jim (Cyndy) Knake of Freeburg, IL;
seven grandchildren, Sarrah Eichholz, Carrie Persinger, Valaura Knake, Josh (Carrie) Grover, Rachel Grover, Kyle (Suzanne) Knake, and Matt (Kristen) Knake;
19 great-grandchildren;
a brother, Henry (Sally) Schumacher;
five sisters, Mary Knake, Beverly Klingel, Joan Baumel, Jean (Sam) Johnson, and Donna Garbe;
a brother-in-law, Tony Mack;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Rick Mortimer officiating.

Burial of cremains will be at Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock, IL, at a later date.


7 Comments on Kathryn Schumacher

Joan Baumel said : Guest Report Dec 05, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Kathryn was my oldest sister. I will miss her smile and her laugh. She loved to have fun and loved to dance. She cherished young children. She was often barefooted and playing on the floor with the little ones. She could be found in her garden or in the kitchen making something delicious . ..especially her carrot cake. She is missed, but I know she was greeted by many family members waiting patiently to hug her. We will be together again someday. Until then, many wonderful memories.

  • Burlington
  • Wi
Cyndie Erckfritz said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 8:36 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Craig & Cyndie

Jim&Brenda Brown said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2020 at 9:04 AM

God Bless To You All. Aunt Kathy was the Sweetest. Jim and I will Always Cherish The Memories We had with her.. Love To You All ❤

  • Belvidere
  • IL.
MC Palmer and family said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2020 at 7:49 AM

Our deepest sympathy and many prayers

  • Harvard
  • IL
Marcia Hanson. Cousin said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2020 at 12:00 AM

She will be missed deeply by many. She was a great lady who really enjoyed life. So much fun to be around. I know she is happy with our Heavenly Father in Heaven now, with know pain. I am sure there was a big family reunion with so much love, when she arrived. Like I was told once, “your last breath on earth, will give you your first breath in Heaven.” Love you cousin. ??

  • Harvard
  • Illinois
Calli Behrens said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2020 at 11:58 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sharon
  • Wisconsin
Penny Goad said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2020 at 8:18 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a great neighbor to our Jeffers family for many years.

  • Harvard
  • Illinois

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