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Monday, December 29, 2008 Mourns the Passing of Roland Shumaker mourns the passing of Roland Shumaker. Roland, a true gentleman farmer, was a well liked and respected member of the Wapella community for 70 years. A civic leader, excellent farmer, and good neighbor, Roland Shumaker will be greatly missed throughout Wilson Township, Wapella, and all of DeWitt and McLean Counties.

Roland Glenn Schumaker, 70, Heyworth, died at 2:28 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 18, 2008) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

His funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday December 21 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Curt Flora officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, with military honors. Visitation was from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the education fund for Skye Ann Schumaker.

Roland was born March 31, 1938, at Heyworth, son of Roy J. and Evelyn Glenn Schumaker. He married Rachael Hixenbaugh on Nov. 28, 1997, at Heyworth.

Surviving are his wife, Rachael Schumaker, Heyworth; his mother, Evelyn Schumaker, Heyworth; three daughters, Skye Ann Schumaker, at home; Sherri (Jim) Sparror, WHS '80, Lincoln; and Polly (Brian) Daughan, Wilmington, Ohio; one son, Roland Schumaker II, WHS '84, Lexington; and seven grandchildren, Taylor, Austin, Tyler, Trever, Tanner, Alex and Camron.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

He was a 20-year member of the DeWitt County Board, serving as chairman for many years. He was a professional livestock photographer and was a farmer and raised livestock.

All flags Half-Mast please for US Army Veteran, Roland Shumaker.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Condolences to the Shumaker family. I was lucky enough to see Roland & his wife at the sheep barn at state fair randomly a few years ago and had a nice catch up. A gentleman he always was.


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