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Wilfred Schumacher

October 16, 1935 — April 20, 2020

Wilfred Schumacher, 84, of Brenham, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 in College Station, Texas.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, April 24th, with Pastor Skip Stutts officiating. Visitation will be held from 7am -8pm on Thursday at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home.

Wilfred was born in Brenham, Texas on October 16th, 1935 to Henry and Hattie (Sitz) Schumacher. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, Texas, where he was a lifetime member. He enjoyed attending church every Sunday and had served on the church council and as the Sunday School Treasurer. He was a member of Men In Mission where he enjoyed playing cards and having fellowship with other members. He attended Hoddeville School until it was consolidated with Brenham schools. He graduated from Brenham High School in 1954.

Wilfred married the love of his life, Gladys Rudolph, on October 18, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Shive, Texas. They had 2 daughters, Debra and Brenda. Shortly after they were married, he was drafted to the US Army where he served for 2 years. After he returned from the Army, he began his career as a land surveyor. He enjoyed this type of work and many of his co-workers became life-long friends.

Wilfred loved spending time with his family, gardening, watching football and baseball. His favorite teams were the Brenham Cubs and Texas Longhorns. He also enjoyed his family’s annual hayride pulled by his 1941 John Deere tractor. He loved Polka Music and watching the Mollie B Polka Show. Whenever you saw Wilfred, he always had a smile of his face. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, including his yellow Labrador, Bailey.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys, of 61 years; daughters and sons-in-laws, Debra and David Reimer and Brenda and Bobby Ritter; grandchildren, Luke and Haley Reimer, Jaimi Reimer and special friend Sean Morgan, Cassy Ritter and Cade Ritter; great-grandchild, Waylon Reimer; sister-in-law, Ladine Schumacher, nieces and nephews and other family members.

Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, granddaughter, Maci Reimer, and brother, Henry Schumacher.

Serving as pallbearers will be his sons-in-laws and grandsons.

Memorials can be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, Texas.


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Memorial Oaks Chapel
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    Brenham, Texas 77833


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St. Peter's Lutheran Church
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  • 8201 Old Gay Hill Road
    Brenham, TX 77833
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