Marlys A. Schumacher, age 72, of Sleepy Eye, formerly of Leavenworth, died on April 5, 2013, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the church. There will be a Prayer service Monday at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Service will be held at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Leavenworth, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Fr. Paul Schumacher. Interment will be at the Japanese Martyrs Cemetery, in Leavenworth. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Marlys Ann Schumacher was born March 28, 1941 in Madison, Minn., the daughter of Fred and Regina (Tasto) Vonderharr. She grew up and attended school in Madison. Marlys married Dennis J. Schumacher on August 6, 1966 in Madison. The couple made their home and farmed near Springfield. Marlys worked as an LPN and lived in Leavenworth until 2003 before moving to Divine Providence Community Home. She enjoyed painting, gardening, playing cards and raising chickens. Marlys was a member of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth.
She is survived by her children, Wayne (Felicia "Spotted Bear") Schumacher of Morgan, Rita (Blaine) Pyan of Springfield, Debra (Andrew) Manning of North Mankato, Calvin (Amy Block) Schumacher of Morgan, George Schumacher and special friend, Christine Lange of Lamberton; 12 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Bernard (Tress) Vonderharr of Madison, Gene Vonderharr of Athol, Idaho, Alverna Dahlheimer of Dayton, Leroy (Bernie) Vonderharr of Effie, Lois (Bruce) Holmboe of Becker, Fred Vonderharr of Dawson; sisters-in-law, Diane Vonderharr of New Ulm, Monica (Don) Clark of Oronoco, Mary Griffin of Minneapolis, Margaret Bauer of New Ulm, Marlys A. Schumacher of Wanda; brother-in-law, Fr. Paul Schumacher of Winsted, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis; sister, Sr. Regina Vonderharr; and brothers, Kenny and Ronald Vonderharr.