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Merle Schumacher

June 17, 2008


Boulger Funeral Home

Merle Schumacher

June 17, 2008


Merle Schumacher, age 79, of Fargo, ND, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo.

Merle was born on August 28, 1928 in Grand Forks, ND to Peter and Hazel (Bateman) Schumacher. Merle grew up and attended school in Reynolds, ND. Merle joined the Army at the age of 18 and served in Germany. Merle Schumacher married Joyce Bohlman on June 15, 1949 at St. Michael?s Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND. Merle did pest control for Lystad?s in Minot, ND, for 32 years. He was transferred to Fargo in September 1981 and retired as the area manager of Ecolab in 1992 after 45 years with the company. After retirement Merle and Joyce would spend winters in Arizona and summers in Fargo. He was a member of the 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Fargo American Legion and parishioner of St. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church. He loved golf and it was his job after retirement.

Merle is survived by his wife, Joyce of Fargo; children, Dean (Penny) Schumacher of East Grand Forks, MN, Wayne (Lou Ann) Schumacher of Wahpeton, ND, Laure (Fritz) Zirbel of Detroit Lakes, MN, Julie Fadness of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Amanda (Brent) Amundson, Heather (Brandon) Vandervort, Andy (Sarah) Zirbel, Zach (Natasha) Zirbel, Dirk Schumacher, Wayne Schneider, Stuart (Melissa) Schumacher, Joe (Tammy) Schneider, Bridgett Fadness, Mattie Fadness; great-grandchildren, Jonah Vandervort, Olivia Zirbel; brothers, Lyle (Rosalie) Schumacher of Grand Forks, Charles (Marie) Schumacher of Devils Lake, ND, Robert (Liz) Schumacher of Reynolds.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Hazel, daughter, Jane Anne, and son-in-law, Marty Fadness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Merle Schumacher Memorial Fund.

Visitation: 6-7:30 pm Thursday June 19, 2008 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.

Prayer Service: 7:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 am Friday June 20, 2008 at St. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.

Interment: Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo ND.

Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com


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  1. Bert and Gayle Bertzyk says:

    Rio Rancho New MexicoCharlie, so sorry to read about the loss of your brother.

  2. Peg Johnson says:

    Perham MN
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Keep eachother strong – time will heal.
    Take care & God bless,
    Peg (Co-worker of Laurie)

  3. Diane Aho says:

    Frazee MnMy deepest symapthy to you, Laure and Family in the loss of your Dad . Hold close to memories of him . God’s Peace to you,Diane

  4. Gary and Kathy Thompson says:

    Grand Forks ND
    It sure was a shock to hear about Merle. We really enjoyed the Memorial Video and as it says a Life Well Lived.

    Merle hired me in 1983 when I started at Lystads and he taught me so much. What impressed me so much about Merle was his dedication, leadership and most of all his integrity. He was great to work with and was just a great guy to be around.

    To Joyce and all the family, Kathy and I are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could have attended the service today but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gary and Kathy Thompson

  5. Kathy Bohlman says:

    Grand Forks ND
    Joyce, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today. We are so sorry that we could not attend the funeral. Mark is out of town and will not be back until Sunday.

    A memorial will be sent in honor of Merle.

    God Bless, Kathy

  6. Virgil & Sandra Jundt says:

    Rapid City SDOur deepest sympathy in the loss of Merle. Virgil enjoyed so much working with Merle and the training he gave him in the pest control business back in Minot in 1969. The pest control business has been good to us and we know a lot of it had to do with the training Merle provided.

    Virgil and Sandy Jundt

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