Sept. 8, 1926 — March 7, 2017

Harold Vincent Schumacher, 90, of Lebanon passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany.

Harold was born in Douglas County, South Dakota, in his parents’ home. He was the son of Henry and Ellen (Kelly) Schumacher. He graduated in 1944 from Stickney High School.

He worked on his family farm as a child and young adult, and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict for three years. During his time in the service, he was severely wounded overseas, and was later awarded the Purple Heart.

Harold married Grace DeBoer of Stickney, South Dakota, on Feb. 17, 1955, and together they recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. The two were blessed with five children. After visiting Oregon on their honeymoon, and loving the area, Harold and Grace decided to make Oregon their home in September of 1962. Harold worked several years shearing sheep throughout the Willamette Valley and was later employed at Lebanon’s Champion Plywood Mill (Hardboard Division), and continuing to shear sheep part time. He retired in March 1988. Harold enjoyed several years of volunteering for St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother Robert.

Harold is survived by sons Vincent of Lebanon, Glenn of Crawfordsville and Michael of Ranchester, Wyoming; daughters Kathleen Dennis and Cheryl Hancock, both of Lebanon; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

A Memorial Mass was held in his honor on Friday, March 10, at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Lebanon.

Family suggests memorial donations to St. Edwards Catholic Church, 100 Main St. Lebanon, OR 97355.

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