Robert (Bob) L. Schumacher (Schu), 73, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by family on May 8, 2013. Schu was born February 6, 1940, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Marion Ruth Holtcamp / Schumacher and Emil Earnest Schumacher.
He was a loving father and grandfather to three sons and three grandsons. Sons James Robert of Cape Coral, FL, Michael Lee (wife Renee) of Kansas City, MO, and Lawrence Andrew of Lee’s Summit, MO. Grandsons Tommy, Lee’s Summit, MO, Nick, Kansas City, MO, currently stationed in Pensacola, FL with the US Navy, and Sam, Kansas City, MO. He would be disappointed if his dogs, Itchy and Stubby, were not mentioned here as well.
He was a passionate man who enjoyed diverse hobbies, including farming, genealogy, gardening, cooking, boating and raising animals as if they were his children. He managed the family farm since 1993, while finishing his long and proud career at IBM. After an early retirement, Schu took a brief break from the family farm and owned and operated Nick and Sam’s Restaurant in Truman, Minnesota.
Schu was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Woekel / Schumacher in 1992. He is survived by many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and friends. The journey would have been tougher without them.
The family will receive friends at a Celebration of Schu’s Life on June 2, 2013, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Boulevard Brewing Company, Brew House Bar, 2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the to the American Cancer Society.