Robert (Bob) L. Schumacher (Schu)

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.

10 Comments

  1. Don nelson on May 25, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I worked with bob. He had a deep knowledge and was very dedicated.

  2. Scott Woeckel on April 29, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Sorry to hear of Uncle Bobs passing, haven’t been able to connect with the family since Aunt Kathys passing. Always fond memories of Uncle Bob, the farm, feeding the catfish, and bailing some hay! May you rest in peace Uncle Bob

  3. Jim S. Noel on June 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    IN FOND MEMORY OF ROBERT L. SCHUMACHER

    In the late 1940’s Robert and his parents became my neighbors and friends in the Cockrell community. The Schumacher family was a help to my parents during their declining years, which was a huge comfort to me.

    After my own retirement, Bob was especially supportive. Bob was not the kind of person who annoyed his friends by asking if there was anything he could do to help. He figured out what needed to be done and he did it. His passing has diminished our lives; but the way he lived his life will remain forever in our memories.

    I already miss him. Jim S. Noel

  4. Jim S. Noel on June 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    IN FOND MEMORY OF ROBERT L. SCHUMACHER

    In the late 1940’s Robert, and his parents became my neighbors and friends in the Cockrell community. The Schumacher family was a help to my parents during their declining years, which was a huge comfort to me.

    After my own retirement, Bob was especially supportive. Bob was not the kind of person who annoyed his friends by asking if there was anything he could do to help. He figured out what needed to be done and he did it. His passing has diminished our lives; but the way he lived his life will remain forever in our memories.

    I already miss him.

  5. Debbie Seay on May 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Many special memories of my life on the farm. Bob is truly a wonderful man and will be sincerely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Bob has so many attributes, I would not know where to begin. If I can be half the person he was, I would feel blessed! RIP

  6. Christopher Yows and family on May 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and the Schumacher family.

  7. Steve Scott on May 13, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I always appreciated Bob’s common sense approach to problem solving. When I needed an opinion on an office problem, his was one I sought, trusted and valued. I was saddened to hear of his passing.

  8. Richard Razniak on May 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I was very sadden to hear of Bob’s death. Schu (aka) was a remarkable man of many talents. I was fortunate to have worked with him on many computer systems for over ten years. Schu was smart, perceptive, visionary, very customer friendly and devoted, and always a pleasure to work with. Schu always would light up a meeting with his charm and positive personality. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. There is no doubt, God will continue to make good use of Bob for the rest of eternity

  9. Mary Ann and Tom Costello on May 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I have known Bob (Schu) for many years starting in 1973 when I was a young pup gov’ment sales rep for IBM in upstate NY. Bob came to my rescue many times with his incredible understanding of criminal justice. I credit him for much of my future successes in IBM. Imagine how thrilled I was to join him in Kansas City in 1982 where we worked side by side to bring technology to the local police in Overland Park and many others.
    Schu was my confidant and my friend. He treated my family as his (surprise – surprise) and I will be forever grateful for knowing him. My heart KNOWS that he and my Dad are having a drink together with Mr. Jasper at that perfect bar in the sky!!! God Bless his entire family (including the precious dogs). Love you all. Mary Ann

  10. Nick Schumacher on May 12, 2013 at 7:10 am

    You will be missed grandpa. You were a great man and had a great ride. Your in a better place now. I love you.

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