Donald M Schumacher

January 16, 1941 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 78)

Donald Matthew Schumacher

Donald M. Schumacher, age 78, left this earth to be with his savior on September 2, 2019.  He was born January 16, 1941 to the late John and Agnes Schumacher.  Donald married Willy M. Schumacher in May of 1972, and was the devoted father of his son, Edward and an amazing Opa to his grandchildren.  Don enjoyed his life, and some of his favorite things included gardening, attending auctions and traveling with his wife.

Don grew up on his family farm in Little Chute, WI, with his parents and seven siblings, and grew up to be an honest and hardworking man.  He served for four years in the Air Force as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist (Mechanic), spending some time overseas.  Afterwards, he worked as a machinist at Allis Chalmers for many years, and was a member of The American Legion #258 for 35 years.  His pride and joy were his grandchildren, whom he spent a great deal of time with from birth to adulthood.  Along with his late wife, he would take his grandchildren to the zoo, various nature attractions like 1000 Islands, as well as bringing them to school in the morning and getting involved in their school events.

Donald is survived by his son Edward (Sandra) Hinc; his grandchildren, Ashlie Hinc, of Eden; Abbie Hinc, of St. John; Ronnie, Logan & Benjamin Hinc, of Darboy; Jeremy (Kathy) Scheibe, of Black Creek; Matthew Scheibe, of Appleton and Sarah Scheibe, of Shawano.  He is survived by his great-grandchildren, Liam (Jeremy) Scheibe and Riley (Abbie) Sweetalla.  He is also survived by his siblings, Ray Schumacher, of New London; Irene (Dan) Horn, of Freedom; Delores (Ron) Sedo, of Appleton; Margaret Strutz, of Appleton; Joe (Cindy) Schumacher, of Little Chute and many nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Willy Schumacher; parents, John and Agnes Schumacher, of Little Chute; his sister Evelyn Romenesko, of Black Creek; brother Robert, of Freedom; sisters-in-law, Joan Schumacher, of Freedom; and Darhl Schumacher, of New London; brothers-in-law, Tim Strutz, of Appleton and Duwayne Romenesko, of Black Creek.  He is also preceded in death by his parents in law Dirk and Margretha (Keijzer) Bavinck, of Weesp, the Netherlands; sister-in-law Mary Safford, of Little Chute; brother-in-law, Casey (Riet), John (Charlotte) and Joesph (Sandy) Bavinck; and nephew Gary Romenesko.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Don’s name. Full military honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #258 after the Mass. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Red and Paula Bauman and Karen Seefeldt for all their care and companionship and just being great friends with Don and Willy throughout the years. Also to the staff of Right At Home for the outstanding care. 

Our families are forever grateful to Ted Hinc for his unselfish care, love and devotion throughout the years.  Taking wonderful care of his mom and step-father Don.  Ted, Donnie loved you like his own son.

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