Terry Schumann, 63, son of Spring Valley woman

Terry Schumann

Terry Lee Schumann, 63, of Escanaba, Mich., died on Saturday, May 12, 2018, surrounded by loving family.

He was born to Duane and Dona (Watros) Schumann on May 7, 1955, in Austin.

He graduated from LeRoy High School in LeRoy and Dakota County Vocational School in Rosemont.

He was a wonderful father and passed on a great sense of humor, a strong work ethic and dedication to family on to his children.

In 1986, he married Peggy O'Connell in Stewartville.

They moved to Escanaba, Mich., in 1996. Although they lived apart for the last 10 of their 32 years of marriage, they remained close for the benefit of their children and business. She stepped in to care and advocate for him in the last nine months of his life as he battled cancer.

He was a talented graphic designer. For the past 20 years, he worked closely with the marketing department at the Island Resort and Casino, creating their dynamic image. He also designed billboards for national restaurants and retailers.

He was a member of and served on the board at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba, including as board president. He was active with Hope at the Inn, designing the logo and publicity and working tirelessly to further the ministry.

He is survived by his mother, Dona Schumann of Spring Valley; best friend and caregiver, Peggy O'Connell Schumann of Escanaba, Mich.; his children, Molly (Matthew) Bauman of St. Paul, Tim Schumann of Escanaba, Mich., Bridget Schumann of Minneapolis, Gabe (Chrissy) Schumann and Kelly (Jered) Iverson, both of Grand Meadow; grandchildren, Dane, Halen, Holly, Hudson, Izzy and Emmy of Grand Meadow; sister, Marlene (Steve) Boyd of Spring Valley; brothers, Kim (Susan) Schumann of Apple Valley and Tony Schumann of Mesa, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Dottie O'Connell of Escanaba, Mich.; sister-in-law, Debbie (Ned Marks) Hiler of Sherwood Forest, Wis.; brother-in-law, Dennis (Pat) O'Connell of Escanaba and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Duane Schumann.

A simple funeral for him was held on Saturday, May 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba with the Rev. Hans Tolpingrud of Salem Lutheran Church in Bark River, Mich., officiating.

The Schumann family is being assisted by Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba.

For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.