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Ronald C. Schumacher

January 21, 1956 - August 4, 2008
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Ronald C. Schumacher, age 52, of Beaver Dam, went to his heavenly home after a long battle with ALS, on Monday, August 4, 2008 at the University Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his family. The visitation for Ron will be at the Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, August 8, 2008 from 4:00Continue Reading

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Bob Beggs left a message on August 11, 2008:
Dear Jean and family: My deepest sympathies to you on your loss. I have many fond memories of "Shooey", most of which revolve around golf. Whether I was caddying for Ron or playing with Ron, I always enjoyed his sense of humor and zest for life. What most impressed me about Ron was the fact that these terrific qualities persisted throughout his illness. Whenever I would visit Ron, he was the same old "Shooey". Laughing and enjoying every day. Sincerely, Bob Beggs and family
Bob Beggs left a message on August 11, 2008:
Dear Jean and family: My deepest sympathies to you on your loss. I have many fond memories of "Shooey", most of which revolve around golf. Whether I was caddying for Ron or playing with Ron, I always enjoyed his sense of humor and zest for life. What most impressed me about Ron was the fact that these terrific qualities persisted throughout his illness. Whenever I would visit Ron, he was the same old "Shooey". Laughing and enjoying every day. Sincerely, Bob Beggs and family
Jim and Shawn Chitwood and Family left a message on August 9, 2008:
Dear Jean and Family, Our hearts go out to you...the loss of "Shoey" is a huge one. Ron certainly touched our lives with his humor and zest for life even when it took him down an unexpected path. Jim will always cherish the fishing trip memories with the guys...we still hear the stories and they make us laugh over and over just like those back to back jokes Ron could rattle off. He will be remembered so fondly. Hope you and the girls realize how amazing a family you are! The Chitwoods
Jim and Shawn Chitwood and Family left a message on August 9, 2008:
Dear Jean and Family, Our hearts go out to you...the loss of "Shoey" is a huge one. Ron certainly touched our lives with his humor and zest for life even when it took him down an unexpected path. Jim will always cherish the fishing trip memories with the guys...we still hear the stories and they make us laugh over and over just like those back to back jokes Ron could rattle off. He will be remembered so fondly. Hope you and the girls realize how amazing a family you are! The Chitwoods
Dan Funicello left a message on August 8, 2008:
I was sorry to learn of "schooie''s" passing. It''s sad whenever we lose one of our PALS. Best wishes for you & your family. Dan Funicello ALS PAL
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Tom Borchert left a message on August 8, 2008:
"Shooie", May you be at peace my friend. From: a fellow pals Tom
Sheila T left a message on August 8, 2008:
May knowing you''re in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours through this time of sorrow. My name is Sheila and I have ALS,I just wanted to say I''m sorry for your loss and will continue to advocate for ALS as long as I live and am able. Sheila.t@comcast.net
Deb Fontana left a message on August 8, 2008:
Hi Jeanie, so sorry to hear of Ron''s death. I know your family''s journey has been long and exhausting. I hope now you can begin to spend the time with your girls that you have missed out on since you began to care for Ron. Our family is doing well with Stefani planning a wedding for April of next year. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the funeral today as my nephew is getting married tomorrow and I had volunteered to babysit one of the babies tonight during the rehearsal. Stef and I had talked that we would have liked to attend to see you and the girls. I didn''t spend a lot of time with Ron when Bill and I were married because he was in Arizona or in Germany during that time. But I always had a lot of respect for him and he was always great to Stef an I. It is so hard after a divorce, you never know exactly what your role is in the family anymore. I regret not keeping in touch with everyone more. Every time Stef and I would run into Grandpa Ron he only wanted to talk about Bill which was hard sometimes. Please keep in touch and our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Ron is now free from pain and playing golf in heaven on this beautiful summer day. Sincerely, Deb & Jeff Fontana
Karen Maney left a message on August 8, 2008:
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Karen, Mike and Stephanie Maney
Dan Funicello left a message on August 8, 2008:
I was sorry to learn of "schooie''s" passing. It''s sad whenever we lose one of our PALS. Best wishes for you & your family. Dan Funicello ALS PAL
Tom Borchert left a message on August 8, 2008:
"Shooie", May you be at peace my friend. From: a fellow pals Tom
Sheila T left a message on August 8, 2008:
May knowing you''re in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours through this time of sorrow. My name is Sheila and I have ALS,I just wanted to say I''m sorry for your loss and will continue to advocate for ALS as long as I live and am able. Sheila.t@comcast.net
Deb Fontana left a message on August 8, 2008:
Hi Jeanie, so sorry to hear of Ron''s death. I know your family''s journey has been long and exhausting. I hope now you can begin to spend the time with your girls that you have missed out on since you began to care for Ron. Our family is doing well with Stefani planning a wedding for April of next year. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the funeral today as my nephew is getting married tomorrow and I had volunteered to babysit one of the babies tonight during the rehearsal. Stef and I had talked that we would have liked to attend to see you and the girls. I didn''t spend a lot of time with Ron when Bill and I were married because he was in Arizona or in Germany during that time. But I always had a lot of respect for him and he was always great to Stef an I. It is so hard after a divorce, you never know exactly what your role is in the family anymore. I regret not keeping in touch with everyone more. Every time Stef and I would run into Grandpa Ron he only wanted to talk about Bill which was hard sometimes. Please keep in touch and our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Ron is now free from pain and playing golf in heaven on this beautiful summer day. Sincerely, Deb & Jeff Fontana
Karen Maney left a message on August 8, 2008:
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Karen, Mike and Stephanie Maney
Pete , Shelby, Katelyn and Cody Weber left a message on August 6, 2008:
You are one of the strongest people that I have ever met Jean and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls!! If you need anything at all please do not hesitate to call on us! We love you very, very much! Take care. Love and Friendship~ Shelby
Julie Hanson & Dennis Hanson left a message on August 6, 2008:
Jean and girls: Just heard about Ron. I had been thinking about him often and wondering about him. He doesn''t have to suffer any more. We extend our sympathy to you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. If you ever make it to Sparta, please look me up. I''m still at the same address and still at the bank.
Harlan, Kathy, Alissa, Emily and Megan McLain left a message on August 6, 2008:
Our condolences go out to Jean, Gabbie and Jordyn and the rest of Ron''s family on your loss. Ron was a terrific guy. It was great working with him and hanging out with him on the golf course, at The Greens, The Market and everywhere else during his time in Sparta. He taught me much about golf and life. He had a personality and a zest for life that was unmatched. I will forever treasure the Branding Iron putter that he custom made for me and all the memories I have of him and the good times we had together. There was never a dull moment with Ron. He was one-of-a-kind and I will always be grateful that I was lucky enough to cross paths with him in life.
Pete , Shelby, Katelyn and Cody Weber left a message on August 6, 2008:
You are one of the strongest people that I have ever met Jean and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls!! If you need anything at all please do not hesitate to call on us! We love you very, very much! Take care. Love and Friendship~ Shelby
Julie Hanson & Dennis Hanson left a message on August 6, 2008:
Jean and girls: Just heard about Ron. I had been thinking about him often and wondering about him. He doesn''t have to suffer any more. We extend our sympathy to you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. If you ever make it to Sparta, please look me up. I''m still at the same address and still at the bank.
Harlan, Kathy, Alissa, Emily and Megan McLain left a message on August 6, 2008:
Our condolences go out to Jean, Gabbie and Jordyn and the rest of Ron''s family on your loss. Ron was a terrific guy. It was great working with him and hanging out with him on the golf course, at The Greens, The Market and everywhere else during his time in Sparta. He taught me much about golf and life. He had a personality and a zest for life that was unmatched. I will forever treasure the Branding Iron putter that he custom made for me and all the memories I have of him and the good times we had together. There was never a dull moment with Ron. He was one-of-a-kind and I will always be grateful that I was lucky enough to cross paths with him in life.
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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