Crops Produce 02

Karl G. Schumm

May 21, 2019


Karl George Schumm, 105 of Convoy, died at 6:38 p.m., Tuesday May 21, 2019 at the VanCrest of Van Wert.

He was born on August 19, 1913 in Schumm, Ohio, a son of Gustav J. and Dorthea (Beinz) Schumm, both preceded him in death.  On January 22, 1938, he married M. Isabelle (Wermer), who preceded him in death on December 21, 2016.  They were married for 78 years.

Karl farmed and raised livestock.  Prior to farming Karl owned and operated Schumm’s Hatchery in Convoy.  After retiring from farming, he planted a bountiful vegetable garden and also produced large quantities of apples, plums, peaches and pears from his fruit trees.  He enjoyed sharing the harvests with his family and friends.  He also had a collection of Simplicity lawn mowers and was very capable of repairing lawn mowers and rebuilding/servicing lawn mower engines.  

He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Convoy, Ohio and 1930 graduate of Van Wert High School

Survivors include his daughter, Ruth Ann (Stanley-deceased) Densel; three sons, Roger D. (Gloria) Schumm and Robert L. “Bob” (Carolyn) Schumm, both of Convoy, and Dale (Debbie) Schumm of Southern Pines, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Don (Amy) Schumm, Troy (Jodi) Schumm, Tom (Karen) Densel, Dave (Shari) Densel, Joy (David) Beck, Lisa (David) Schreck, Kathy (Pat) Will, and Karen (Matt) Ringwald; nineteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a grandson, Gregory Karl Schumm; two brothers, Arthur & Paul Schumm; and two sisters, Ora Dolde & Ida Johnson.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church (6727 State Route 49), officiated by pastor Michael W. Saylor.  Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Convoy, Ohio.  Visitation is from 9- 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions to the Redeemer Lutheran Hour of Worship Church Broadcast Fund. 

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Funeral Service
May 25, 2019

11:00 AM

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