Joyce Schumacher

joyce schumacher

Joyce Schumacher, age 81, of Fargo, ND, died on Friday, December 25 at Bethany Homes. Joyce was born on January 31, 1928 in Grand Forks, ND to William and Laura Bohlman. Joyce grew up and attended school in Thompson, ND. Joyce married Merle Schumacher on June 15, 1949 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND. They moved to Minot, ND where they lived for the next 32 years. Joyce started North Star Homemakers with Neva Severson. She belonged to Catholic Daughters of America. Joyce and Merle were very involved in building Little Flower Elementary Catholic School and Bishop Ryan High School in Minot. She left many friends in Minot when she moved to Fargo in 1981. Joyce attended Nativity Catholic Church and was an active member of St. Anne & Joachim Church over the last 10 years. She also belonged to Bronson Ladies Bible Study. Joyce is survived by 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 and Cole Vandervort; brother, Ray (Dorothy) Bohlman of Grand Forks, ND. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; parents, William and Laura; infant daughter, Jane Anne; son-in-law, Marty Fadness; and brothers - Cliff, Earl, Don and Bill. Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church Prayer Service: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Interment: Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo ND Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at

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