Gervase B. "Gerp" Schumacher, 76, of St.
Rose, died Sunday, May 16, 2004 at his residence
He was born May 18, 1927 in St. Rose to Bernard
and Rosalia (Strieker) Schumacher; they preceded him in death
Also preceded in death by brothers, Joseph and
Thilber Schumacher and
a sister, Georgianna Schumacher
He married Norma Buske on July 17, 1951 at St.
Paul Catholic Church in Highland; she survives in St. Rose
Also surviving are sons Gerald "Chip"
Schumacher of Breese, Dennis (Deb) Schumacher of St. Rose, Jim
Schumacher of Carlyle, and Steve (fiancé Angela) Schumacher of
Also surviving are daughters Debbie (Jim) David of
Macon, GA, Laurie Schumacher of St. Louis, and Brenda (Steven) Lange
of St. Louis
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren-Nick
Schumacher, Tim Schumacher, Chris (Shelly) Albers, Craig Albers,
Michelle (Brian) Steiger, Alex Lange, Marcus Walter, Jordan
Schumacher, Taylor Schumacher, Sarah David, Nora Grace David, and
Also surviving is a great-grandson, Austin Steiger
Also surviving is a brother, Wendelin (Shirley)
Schumacher of St. Rose
Also surviving are sisters, Rosemary (Ben) Venhaus
of Aviston, Martha (Bernell) Weis of St. Jacob, Margie (Ray) Fabre
of Hawaii, Pat (Jerry) Lampe of Breese, and Theresa (Val) Buchmiller
Gerp always enjoyed the little things in life,
tasting a crisp ripe apple, tickling a grandbaby and watching a hot
air balloon float by. He lived life on his own terms and always
stood up for what he believed in. He was a strong proud man. His
greatest love was for his wife and family. He will be deeply missed.
He was a retired dairy farmer, and a member of St.
Rose Catholic Church and Men’s Sodality, St. Rose Development
Club, Retired St. Rose Fire Department Board of Trustees, Retired
member of Central Community High School Board after 17 years, 50
year member of the Breese American Legion post 252, and an Army
Veteran of the Korean War
Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 2
PM at St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose with Fr. Edward Schaefer
officiating. Interment will follow at St. Rose Cemetery, St. Rose
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 18, 2004 from 4 to
9 PM and again on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at
the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Breese American Legion will hold services at 7:30
PM on Tuesday evening at the funeral home
Memorials may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church,
American Diabetes Association, or to VNA-TIP Hospice of Southern
Illinois and will be received at the funeral home