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Rose M. Schumacher, 99

Rose M. Schumacher, age 99, of Independence, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at the Haven Homes in Maple Plain.

She was born May 20, 1912, in Rockford, to John and Lucy (Pohlker) Bukowski.

Rose was a farmer’s wife. She was united in marriage to Clement Schumacher June 24, 1936.

A lifelong resident of the Loretto/Independence area, she was also a lifelong member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Clem; and a brother, Lambert Bukowski.

She is survived by her children, Jeannine Schumacher, Mary (Lee) Dupont, Fran (Bob) Bullock, Mike (Joanne) Schumacher, Sharon (Scott) Offerman, and Steve Schumacher; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emily Lesnau.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto with the Rev. John Gallas as the celebrant. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.