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Paul L. Schumacher, 74, New Knoxville, died at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 15, 2013, at the Golden Living Center, St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 22, 1938, in New Weston to Oscar and Gertrude Guggenbiller Schumacher, who are deceased. He married Janice Schrolucke on Oct. 20, 1962, and she survives at the residence.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lorraine (John) Kridner of Goodyear, Ariz., and Jenette (Marty) Stauffer of Wapakoneta; two grandsons, Casey and Coy Stauffer; three sisters, Esther Zizelman of Rockford, Alice (Jack) Provci of Rockford and Wilma (Ken) Paysen of Tegacay, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Helen Schumacher of Foley, Ala., Dorothy Prueter of New Knoxville, Grace Young of St. Marys, Mary (Carl W.) Schmehl of St. Marys, Kathryn Schrolucke of New Knoxville and Gwen Schrolucke of Dayton.
Also deceased are a brother, Ralph Schumacher; brothers-in-law, George Zizelman, Aaron Schrolucke, Charles Schrolucke, James Prueter and James Young.
He attended Celina High School and retired from Stamco Corporation in New Bremen after 35 years of service. He had worked at Shively Plasterers and Wolff's Tire Service in Celina.
He was a member of First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he had served as an elder and deacon. He also helped pack boxes for servicemen through Operation New Knoxville Cares. He had served in the Ohio National Guard.
He was a member of the Moulton Gun Club and served on board of Pilger Ruhe Cemetery. He liked to read, hunt and fish.
Funeral rites will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, the Rev. Dr. David Williams officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Calling 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Heritage Room at the church, where memorial gifts may be given to either Operation New Knoxville Cares, Moulton Gun Club or the Auglaize County Cancer Association.
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville, handled arrangements.
Condolences may be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.
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