Herbert J. Schumaier, 85, Minot, formerly of Benedict, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, in a Minot hospital.
Herbert was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Snow Township of McLean County, the son of Richard and Lydia (Traub) Schumaier. He was raised on the family farm near Garrison and was educated at country schools there. Herbert entered into active duty service with the Army in October 1950 and honorably served his country during the Korean conflict until receiving his honorable discharge in 1952.
Herbert was united in marriage to Irene Gottschall on June 14, 1953, at Garrison. They purchased a farmstead near Benedict, where they farmed from 1953 to 1985. Herbert also drove bus for the Max Public School District for 24 years. In 1985, they moved to Benedict and lived there until 1993, when they semi-retired from farming and moved to Minot.
Herbert was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot. He was a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Benedict, where he held a number of offices and taught Sunday school. He served on the Cenex Oil Board in Garrison for 22 years, the Benedict Farmers Elevator Board for 12 years, and the Snake Creek Township Board for 15 years. He had also served on the Benedict City Council and was a past member of the Benedict American Legion.
His loving family includes: wife of 59 years, Irene; children, Pamela (Mark) Klibbe, of Denver, Kenneth Schumaier, Indio, Calif., Cynthia (Robert) Jelleberg, Bottineau, Wayne Schumaier (fiancee, Rhonda), Minot, Jeffrey (Sharon) Schumaier, Indio, Calif., and Jody (Darrin) Asplin Dassel, Minn.; grandchildren, Stephanie Bean, Capt. Brandon (Laura) West, currently serving in Afghanistan, Chennette and Samuel Jelleberg, Jared Schumaier, Senior Airman Christina Stauffer, currently serving in Afghanistan, Mark Lorenz, Erin, Matthew and Christopher Schumaier, Jasper, Gavin, Dalton and Sanders Asplin; brother, Emil (Tomiko) Schumaier, Chicago; sisters, Dorothy (Fred) Rath, Turtle Lake, Delores (Tom) Bandy, Montgomery, Ala., sister-in-law, Rae Schumaier, Coleharbor; along with a number of nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Maynard, Marvin, and Curtis; and a sister, Mary Hoffer.
Funeral service: Monday, July 2, 2012, at 10 a.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Monday, 3 p.m., at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.
Visitation: Today, July 1, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to Our Savior Lutheran Church Youth Ministry, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).