James Schumacher

Feb. 5, 1936-Jan. 6, 2021

James L. Schumacher,

84, Kenmare, ND, died

Wednesday, January 6,

2021, in a Minot care fa-


James Leonard Schu-

macher was born Febru-

ary 5, 1936, to Frank and

Marie (Hoffman) Schu-

macher in Kenmare, ND.

He was raised and educat-ed in Kenmare, graduating

from St. Agnes Academy

in 1955.

On March 7, 1957,

James enlisted in the Un-

ited States Army and

completed his field artil-

lery training at the United

States Army Training

Center in Fort Chaffee,

Arkansas. He was honor-

ably discharged March 6,


James was united in

marriage to Beverly Knud-

son on November 25,

1961, in Bismarck. They

built their life in Ken-

mare, where James would

remain a proud resident

his entire life. During his

early years, James worked

as a mechanic and tended

bar. He completed Peace

Officer courses through

Minot State College and

served for a time on the

Kenmare Police Depart-

ment. He worked for

many years at Ingerson

Manufacturing. His loving

wife passed away in 1989.

James enjoyed attend-

ing auctions and had a

keen eye for treasures and

items he could give a new

life. He had a special

talent for fixing almost

anything and was particu-larly gifted with metal

work and repurposing.

During his retirement

years, he could be found

traveling all over the re-

gion for auctions and

church dinners with his

longtime friend, Bernice.

He frequented the coulee

in his neighborhood for

horseradish and juneberry


James was a devout

Catholic and a life-long

member of St. Agnes

Catholic Church, Ken-

mare. He was also a

member of the American


James’s loving family

includes his brother Luke

Schumacher, Bismarck.

He was a jovial uncle to

Steve, Susan, Randy, San-

di, Coleen, Claudette,

Dan, Wilma, Mary, Jim,

Bridget, Loyal, Dawn,

Fred, Jimmy, and Deanne

and numerous great

nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in

death by his wife, Bever-

ly; his parents, Frank and

Marie; an infant sister,

Agnes; brothers, Joe,

Frank, and Lawrence

Schumacher; sisters, Hil-

da Weaver, Margaret Ol-

son, Dorothy Hanrahan,

and Mary Therese Russell;

and longtime friend, Ber-

nice Larson.

Visitation: there will be

no reviewal as cremation

has taken place; however,

friends may sign a guest

register book one hour

prior to the service at St.

Agnes Catholic Church,

Kenmare, ND. There will

also be a recitation of the

rosary at 10:30 am in the

church. All local and state

COVID-19 guidelines will

be followed.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Friday, January 15,

2021, at 11 am at St.

Agnes Catholic Church,

Kenmare, ND.

The funeral mass will

be livestreamed and may

be viewed at https://




Burial: St. Agnes

Catholic Cemetery, Ken-


In lieu of flowers

memorials may be given

in James’ memory to St.

Agnes Catholic Church of

Kenmare, ND.

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Kenmare