Emmett J. Schumann

Emmett John Schumann, 85, of Independence, Iowa passed away Friday, July 5, 2024, at Good Neighbor Society in Manchester, Iowa.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Independence, Iowa. Funeral Mass will commence at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, with burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Worthington.  Rev. David Beckman will officiate with Rev. Joe Pins concelebrating.

Emmett was born on October 1, 1938 in Keota, Iowa, the son of John P. and Ruth (Heddinghaus) Schumann.  He married Bernadette Werner on September 28, 1963, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Worthington, Iowa.

Emmett was a farmer, diesel mechanic, and truck driver. He could fix anything. He owned Em’s Repair Shop in Wauzeka, WI. Emmett and Bernadette farmed in Hopkinton for some years before moving to Worthington. They later farmed in Earlville, in Boscobell, WI, and Nashua. They finally moved outside of Independence and farmed there for the last 38 years.

Emmett was a member of St. John’s Parrish and was very proud to lead the Sunday Rosary for years.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bernadette; children: Karen (Tim) Gravel of Earlville, Michael Schumann of Brandon, Mark Schumann of Independence, Eric (Julie) of Hillsdale, Illinois; grandchildren: Daniell Gravel, Mitchel Gravel, Nathanal Gravel, Jacob Gravel, Emmett Schumann, Eva Schumann; siblings: Francine Tucker, Florance Juhl, Flavia Talley and Elias (Roxann) Schumann; in-laws: Darlene Schumann, Julie Schumann, Rita Grief, Fred Pins, Charlie Werner, Tom (Linda) Werner, Herman Kadlec, and Madonna Eisele.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kristina Schumann; brothers: Edward (Karyl), Everett, and Elmer; sisters: Fern Kadlec, Fay (Fred) Crimarco, Frieda; in-laws: Loras Grief, Norma Pins, John Eisele, Carl Tucker, Fred Juhl, and Dale Talley.

In lieu of flowers, family asks for masses, rosaries, or memorials may be made to Good Neighbor Society in Manchester or charity of your choice.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com.  Memorials may be sent to the family, (in care of Kramer Funeral Home) 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA  52040.

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