Inez Schumacher, 94Inez Rosella Schumacher, 94, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park, surrounded by her family.
Inez Rosella Schumacher, 94, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park, surrounded by her family.
She was born March 4, 1918, in Welch, Minn., to Oscar and Ida (Swanson) Wahlin. Her family would travel by horse and buggy to attend church, and she was baptized and confirmed at Cannon River/Cross of Christ Church. As a young woman, she moved to Red Wing and had worked at Red Wing Laundry and the Hilleren Care Center. She married Roy Schumacher in 1938 and they later divorced. She worked at the City Hospital and later St. John's Hospital as a nurses aide for many years. After retiring, she continued to stay active and had been a foster mom at Vasa Children's Home and a foster grandma at the correctional facility.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church and had been a part of the church choir. Growing up, she learned to speak Swedish, and each time she spoke to her grandmother on the phone was required to do it in Swedish! She later became a part of the Swedish Singers. Dancing, especially the polka, was another activity Inez enjoyed. She was a talented seamstress, having made clothes for her children and grandchildren, and she also loved making quilts for her family and greatly enjoyed embroidery work, something she was able to do until just last year. Inez loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mom and had many friends she enjoyed getting together with, especially for cards. She greatly enjoyed traveling, her favorite being a Caribbean cruise, and she had gone on many trips throughout the U.S.
She is survived by six children, Lorraine Hagen, Lois (Neil) Kjos, Lola (Herman) Oswald, Larry (Christie) Schumacher, LoAnn (Burton) Dahling, and Laurie (Jeff) Edmonds; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters and an infant daughter, Betty Jane.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at First Lutheran Church with Reverend Brian Scott and Debby Bradley officiating. Burial will be at Burnside Cemetery. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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