Fred Schumaker 1924-2018

Fred Schumaker, 93, Whiting, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at  Horton Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Wilhelm and Freda Steinle Schumaker. He grew up in the Sabetha area.

Mr. Schumaker moved to the Whiting area in his late teens to farm with his father until serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his service, he returned to the Whiting area to continue farming.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Kenneth Dale Thornton, Whiting; a sister-in-law, Maxine Schumaker, Holton; two nephews, Larry Thornton and wife Cindy Thornton and Dennis Schumaker and wife Gay, all of Whiting; a niece, Debbie Schumaker, Holton; seven great-nieces and nephews; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Willie Schumaker; a sister, Hilda Thornton; and a niece, Cindy Kay Oxandale.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton,  where family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial with military graveside rites will be held in Springhill Cemetery, Whiting.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mission Village Living Center, sent in care of Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, 909 Central Ave., Horton, KS 66439.

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