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Gary Schumacher

Gary Schumacher, age 56, of Big Lake, formerly of Howard Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008.

Gary was born May 7, 1951, in Minot, N.D. to Lloyd and Mary (Zuck) Schumacher.

He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Gary married Betty Stahl April 8, 1972, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Sykeston, N.D.

Gary and Betty farmed in Wing, N.D. from 1977 to 1986. They then lived in Howard Lake, prior to moving to Big Lake in 2001.

Gary was an independent contractor, installing tubular skylights. He was a member of Howard Lake American Legion, Central Minnesota Builders Association, and Mid Minnesota Builders Association.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of Big Lake; daughter and son, Jennifer (Matthew) Carlson of Becker, and James (Brenda) Schumacher of Princeton; sister and brothers, Kathy (Doug) Halzle of Langdon, N.D., Don (Karen) Schumacher and Eldon Schumacher of Jamestown, N.D., and Ron Schumacher of Sykeston, N.D.; and grandchildren, Lincoln and Isabelle Carlson, and Mitchell Schumacher.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. at Dingmann Family Funeral Chapel in Becker with the Rev. Chuck Pruett officiating. Visitation preceded the services, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.