Donald O. Schumann


PORTAGE – Donald O. Schumann, age 87, of Portage, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at his home.

Donald was born on February 8, 1927 to Adolph G. and Hedwig (Jeske) Schumann in rural Portage. He married Elaine Roecker on July 19, 1947 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Portage. Don was a very active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage.  He had worked at Gisholt Machine in Madison for over 30 years, and also for the Portage School System for many years.

He leaves to mourn, his children, Sally (Gilbert) Wagner, Pewaukee, Gary (Glenna) Schumann, Poynette, and Cynthia (Thomas) Luedeman, Portage; two sisters-in-law, Linda Fischer, Portage, and Dorothy Schumann, Milwaukee;  five grandchildren, Kevin (Susan) Manthey, Alexandria, Virginia, Brenda Schumann, Poynette, Karlie, Kaysie and  Kaitlyn Schultz, Portage; three great-granddaughters, Alexandra Manthey, Alexandria, Virginia, Mykiah and Nierra Schumann, Poynette; three step-grandchildren, Sean, Eric, and Dana Luedeman, Portage;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elaine on November 25, 2007, two sons, Dennis and Darrell, his grandson, Scott Schumann, two sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, with the Rev. Kurt Klingbeil officiating. Burial will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Memorials may be given to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family. 


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)