Alice Schumacher


Alice Schumacher, 83, of Mitchell, SD, went to be with her Savior on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, June 19 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM with a 6:30 PM prayer service on Thursday at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Alice was born on November 5, 1936, in Emerald, NE (rural Lincoln) to the late Victor and Marie (Schroeder) Deinert. She grew up on the family farm, and was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emerald.

After completing high school, she continued to help on the family farm. Alice married John Schumacher on November 13, 1966, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pleasant Dale, NE. They made their home on the Schumacher farm in rural Mitchell. She was a member at Ascension Lutheran Church in Mitchell where she played organ and taught Sunday School for many years.

John and Alice were blessed with two children, Steve and Jane, who were blessed to have a wonderful mother who was always there for them.

Alice is survived by her husband, John; son, Steve (Carrie) Schumacher of Miller, SD; daughter, Jane (Steve) Melso of Manitowoc, WI; grandchildren, Tyler and Alex Schumacher, Noah, Grace, Jonah, Caleb, and Philip Melso; brother and sister-in-law, Harold (Verna) Deinert; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Verle and Frieda Fenster, Dennis Hohn, Ben and Irm Strombeck, and Vince and Doris Visaya; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two infant daughters Linda (1968) and Lisa (1971); her parents; sister, Vera (Owen) Herter; brother, Harvey Deinert; and sisters-in-law, Gloria Schumacher and Judy Hohn.

Thank you to the Avera Queen of Peace hospital and hospice staff and the Brady Home for their excellent and compassionate care. Thank you to Pastor Dave Reichel for his words of comfort to mom and the family.

Alice’s confidence of her eternal salvation was in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me.” (Job 19:25-27)

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