Norman J. Schumacher

Norman J. Schumacher

   Victoria, Kansas – Norman J. Schumacher, age 86, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at his home in Victoria, Kansas.

   He was born December 15, 1926, in Hays, Kansas, to Henry A. and Pauline (Dreiling) Schumacher.  He married Yvonne M. (Feltes) on April 13,1950, at Hays, Kansas.  She died February 8, 2011.

   He was a 1945 graduate of Victoria High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He began his life-long career as a mechanic working for Nick Rohleder Auto Garage in Victoria, Kansas, after he left the Navy in 1946. He then worked for Halliburton Oil Corporation for 25 years. In 1973, he moved back to Victoria, Kansas where he operated Schumacher Repair for 10 years. He finished his career working as an auto and large truck mechanic with the Kansas State Department of Transportation in Hays, Kansas, a position he retired from in 1992.  He served on the Victoria City Council from 1999 to 2003 and on the Victoria Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years.  He was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus both of Victoria, Kansas.

   Survivors include one son, Valery N. Schumacher, of the home; one daughter, Vicki Schmidtberger, Castaic, CA; one brother, Leland Schumacher and wife, Lillian, Victoria, KS; two sisters, Jeanette Younger, Victoria, KS; Paula Palermo, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Norman Schmidtberger, Kathryn Schmidtberger, Glenn Schmidtberger, and Beth Fischer and husband Alex, all of CA; and his beloved dog, Cosmo.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five brothers, Clarence, Linus, Elmer, Melvin,

Valery Schumacher; four sisters, Ruby Roth, Romilda Schumacher, Viola Schumacher and Irma Jean Dome.

   Services are 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, Kansas.  Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery with military honors by the Victoria V.F.W. Post 1751.

    A Victoria Knights of Columbus rosary is at 7:30 P.M. Monday followed by a vigil service at 8:00 P.M. Monday, all at Cline’s Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671 .

    Visitation is from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Monday, and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Tuesday, all at Cline’s Mortuary Victoria, Kansas.

   Memorials to The FHSU Senior Companion Program or Hospice of Hays Medical Center.

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