Dorothy Catherine (nee Hegeman) Schumacher age 92, of Rochester, WI passed away April 24th, 2021. She was born December 6th, 1928 to the late Harry & Jesse Hegeman. Dorothy married Richard Schumacher April 26th, 1947. Dorothy worked a variety of jobs but her most memorable were the Rochester Crossing Guard and Rochester Village Clerk. Her first priority was always her family, she was a devoted mother to all her nine children.
Dorothy will be dearly missed by her children Sophie (Brayton Gray) DeLamar, Charles (Judy) Schumacher, Jack (Janet) Schumacher, Mike (Mary Ellen) Schumacher, Pat (Dawn) Schumacher, Barbara (Eric) Stevenson, Ann (Mike) Miller, and Janine (William) Johnson. She is further survived by her sister Ruth Seward, her sister-in-law Katy Hegeman, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Harry & Jesse Hegeman, her husband Richard, her siblings Glen Hegeman, Betty Pieters, Donna Dorn, and Eileen Byers. Her brothers-in-law Ralph Pieters, Nelson Seward and Ed Dorn, and her daughter Karen Gunderson.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will take place on Friday April 30th, 2021 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 5:45pm, followed by a 6:00pm memorial mass.
Dorothy will be laid to rest in Rochester Cemetery.
The family requests memorial be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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