Jeffrey A. Schumacher, 67, of Three Lakes passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton after a short battle with cancer.
He was born on July 30, 1953 in Milwaukee to the late Ronald W. and Thekla G. (Faehnel) Schumacher. They moved to Brookfield in 1955. In 1970 the family moved to Chilton where Jeff graduated high school with the class of 1971. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography. In the 1990s Jeff moved to Three Lakes where he made his home for the last 30 years in the family cottage on Crooked Lake. Jeff worked for Frito Lay as an agricultural researcher until he retired at the age of 63. He was a fan of the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers and rarely missed a game on TV. Jeff enjoyed fishing, canoeing on Eagle Creek with friends, campfires with friends and family where he enjoyed entertaining those with his guitar, and spending time with family, especially his nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed being on league for horseshoes and nine ball with his friends of Three Lakes. Jeff was a simple man, never asking much from anyone and always willing to lend a hand. He considered everyone who knew him as his friend.
Jeff is survived by four siblings, Nancy Schumacher of Chesterfield, Missouri; Sue (Willy) Parker of Chilton; Patti Lisowe and fiance Pete Halbach of Chilton; and James (Jodi) Schumacher of Chilton; nieces and nephews Jennifer Lisowe, Jeremy (Christie) Lisowe, Jordan Schumacher and special friend Garrett, Colton Boeckman, and Blake Boeckman; and great-nieces and great-nephews Adelyn, Oliver, Gracyn, and Charlie Lisowe, Mitchell Depies, and Leo Schumacher Bonin. He is further survived by a very special friend, Marty, and special friends Patty Thurmond and Steve Gensler, all of Three Lakes.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and his companion and best buddy golden retriever Rusty.
A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 starting at noon with a toast to Jeff at 3 p.m. at Schumacher’s Shanty in Stockbridge.