Marlene M Schumacher
Jan. 10, 1941 - Dec. 20, 2020
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
6:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020
10:00 am
Marlene M Schumacher
Chilton, WI

Marlene M. Schumacher, age 79 of Chilton died peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Century Ridge in Chilton.  She was born January 10, 1941, daughter of the late Clem & Vilma (Ohlrogge) Geiser.

She married Alfred “Al” Schumacher on May 5, 1962 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton.  Together they raised 3 children before the passing of Al in September of 1981 and then carried on her life on her own.

Marlene was a hard working woman her entire life, even starting at a young age on the family farm.  She took great pride and joy in showing her Registered Holsteins at the county, state and national levels.  Her hard work ethic and skills of showing animals was passed down to her children and grandson.

After leaving the farm, Marlene worked at KayTee Products until her retirement.  

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and recently celebrated 40 years with the VFW Auxiliary in Chilton where she held many officer positions including president.  Marlene could often be found at poppy sales, the Memorial Day Parade and helping with the food stand at the Chilton City Band Concerts.

She loved getting together with family and friends and had played Sheepshead with the same card group for 50 years.  She enjoyed watching Packer games and the many joys of snowmobiling with her family and friends.  

Survivors include her children: Karen Gries, Deborah (Brian) Karls & Stephen (Carrie) Schumacher; a sister: Marjorie Leger; a granddaughter: Kylie Schumacher; a grandson: Marc Gries and his special friend, Ashley; great granddaughter: Abigail Gries; step-grandchildren: TJ & Quinn Foress; her very dear friends: Carmen & Cadence Zahringer; and a sister-in-law: MaryAnn Schumacher.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Clem & Vilma Geiser; her husband: Alfred Schumacher; an infant sister: Patsy; and her in-laws: Dr. Anthony Leger, Gertrude (Norbert) Miller, Clarence (Jean) Schumacher, Leo (Betty) Schumacher, Victor Schumacher, Charles Schumacher,  Mary (Bob) Cohen & Giles Cane.

Funeral services will be at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 pm until 5:45 pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

Marlene’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Wieting Family Funeral Home for assisting them with arrangements.  Calumet County Home Care & Hospice, especially Nicole & Holly who, along with all the other team members were able to provide compassionate care and support to Marlene and her family during these difficult times. And an extra special thank you to special friend, Mary, for all you walks, hugs and friendship. 

Those who wish may watch a live stream of hte service or view flowers given by clicking  HERE  There will also be and archived video to be watched in the future.  
Rest in peace Marlene. You were quite the fun lady at work or out an about! My sympathy to the Family.

Karen Boehnlein (Kaytee Friend) - Dec. 29, 2020

My sympathy to the family.

Charlene Walinski - Dec. 29, 2020

One of my favorite cousins. Good times working with Marlene on the farms and remember all the laughs we shared.

Harold V Geiser (1st cousin) - Dec. 29, 2020

Ode to Marlene

We were friends right from the start.
Kindred spirits, heart to heart.
St. Gregory's High was where we met.
That was long ago, but yet...
We saw each other through the years,
Shared our laughter and our tears.
I have great memories that won't end.
I will miss you, my dear friend.

Pat Lebeau (Friend) - Dec. 29, 2020

Marlene was always fun to be around. Her quick wit and twinkle in her eye was a delight. May she be at peace! We are sending much love and many blessings to her family during this time of loss and will be with you virtually as you celebrate her life.

Rosie Geiser & Dottie Mathews (Cousin) - Dec. 28, 2020

Your family has my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed working with your mom. She kept me on my toes.

Dena Hoffmann (Friend ) - Dec. 28, 2020

Deb & Brian so sad to hear about the loss of your mom during this difficult time. Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and hold your special memories always in your heart

Jeanne Bornemann (Friend) - Dec. 27, 2020

To Marlene's family I send you my sympathy for your loss. Cherish the memories!

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - Dec. 21, 2020

Marlene my sweet lady, I will forever miss you! Your sassiness and thAt smile that always lit up the room, they say it never good idea to have favorites working the caregiving field but let me tell you your were and still will forever be my favorite!! Fly high beautiful!
P.s) behave! Till we meet again <3

autumn swette (Old caregiver ) - Dec. 21, 2020

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