Waynes L. “Tacky” Schumacher, 76, Oregon, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 22, 1937 near Belvidere the son to Rhynie and Esther (Hoffman) Schumacher.
He graduated from Stillman Valley High School in 1956.
Married Nancy Himes on Mar. 28, 1958 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lindenwood.
Tacky worked for 20 years at Helle’s Hardwood and also 20 years for the Ogle County Highway Department, retiring in 1999.
He loved to go to auctions, play cards with “The Boys,” collect antiques, work in his garden, and raise rabbits and doves.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, Oregon; five children, Connie Schumacher, Ashton, Dawn (Jim Petro) Pankhurst, Mt. Morris, Ronald Schumacher, Forreston, Wesley Schumacher, Virginia, and Bradley (Sherry) Schumacher, Mt. Morris; 11 grandchildren, Jodi (Kurt) Goeddeke, Joe (Charlotte Wade) Harris, Amy (Rob) Gilbert, Michael (Jessica) Gilbert, Kristina (Christopher) Ley, Ryan Schumacher, Logan Schumacher, Corey (Amanda) Pankhurst, Nik (Lysa) Pankhurst; great-grandchildren, Waylon, Jacob, Xavier, Paxton, Brayden, Oakley, Xairyn, Addie, Hunter, and Brantley.
He was predeceased by his parents, and sister, Bernita Terviel-Hawkins.
The funeral service was held on March 15 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with the Rev. Andrew Kayes pastor of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Paynes Point, officiating.
Burial was at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Paynes Point.
A memorial fund has been established.
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