“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
Charles J. Schumacher Sr.
December 27, 1917 - March 05, 2013
Charles J. “Chuck” Schumacher, Sr., 95, a resident of Independence Village in Naperville, IL, formerly of Woodridge, IL, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at his home. He was born December 27, 1917 in Chicago, IL.
Beloved husband of 70 years to the late Florence (nee Ceccarelli) Schumacher, loving father of Charles (Paula) Schumacher of Naperville and Bruce (Susan) Schumacher of West Chicago, IL; adored grandfather of Ami (Scott) Ketcher of Eagan, MN, Jill (Ryan) Sunderbruch of Naperville and Cara Schumacher of Lisle, IL; cherished great-grandfather of Ella, Kate and Jack Sunderbruch; Everleigh and Briggs Ketcher; devoted son of the late Charles Otto and Rose Theresa (nee Piotrowski) Schumacher, dear brother of the late Edward (Violet) Schumacher, brother-in-law of Faye (the late Roy) Hatfield of River Grove, IL and Conrad “Connie” (the late Lorraine) Rask of West Chicago, IL ; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Chuck grew up on Chicago’s North Side, was a parishioner at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church and attended Yates Grade School. He served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II and later worked for many years as a truck driver with Heinemann’s Bakeries, Chicago. Chuck was a member of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, Union Local #734.
Chuck enjoyed playing golf well into his eighties and proudly won the Early Saturday Morning Golf League Championship at Downers Grove Golf Club at age 80.
The Schumacher family wants to give a special thank you to the staff at Independence Village and Chuck’s caregivers from Autumn Care.
Memorial Visitation Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd, Naperville, 60540.
Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood will be at a later date.