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Beverly A. Schumacher


Beverly A. Schumacher, 90, of Superior, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Elysian Senior Homes of Duluth, with her family at her bedside.

Charles and Agnes VanHorn welcomed their second daughter into this world on May 31, 1932, and named her Beverly Ann.

Losing her mom at the age of three, she had a very close relationship with her father. She loved working with him and attending church at the Salvation Army.

She met Leslie, the love of her life at the age of 15. At the age of 18, her father died, and Leslie’s family took her in and treated her as their own.

Before their marriage, she worked at the Princess Sweet Shop in downtown Superior. On December 25, 1952, they committed their lives in marriage to one another. After their marriage she worked side-by-side with her husband and stayed home raising their 3 children. She was a hard worker, loving wife, and a loving mother and grandmother. She was a prayer warrior for all that she knew. This is evident by the multiple slips of paper found by her bedside with names of people and situations she was praying for. If she said she was praying for you, you could guarantee that she was. She was gracious, kind, compassionate, and a caregiver to many. She had a love for cooking and fed anyone that came through her door. She had a heart for people and her love could be seen and felt by all she met. Her spunk could be seen in her sly smile when she was in a joking mood. Her sass stayed with her till the end as well as her fun-loving side. She took every opportunity to scare anyone with an unexpected “boo!” She giggled when she got you until she couldn’t anymore.

She loved and trusted Jesus with all her heart. She fought daily on her knees for her family to know Him. She loved her family immensely.

She leaves behind her husband, Leslie Schumacher, of 70 years who is sure to be lost without her; daughter, Cathleen (Gary) LaPorte; son, Brian (Lisa) Schumacher; daughter, Wendy (Roger) Lundquist; 15 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and one more on the way; a dear nephew, Gordy Jerome; and many more nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and her sister, Verna (Bernard) O’Connell, whom she missed dearly.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude towards the grandchildren who gave so selflessly to help her children take care of her, as well as friend, Donelda Cataldo; niece, Debbie Winans; caregiver, Mandy Lawrence; Jeanne and Nikki from Essentia Health Hospice and the caring staff at Elysian Senior Homes of Duluth.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Central Assembly of God, 3000 Hammond Avenue, Superior, With Pastor Scott Forsberg officiating.

A private burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Superior.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.downsfh.com.

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