Evelyn Schumacher

Evelyn Sybilla Schumacher, 93, Kenmare, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Kenmare Community Hospital.

Evelyn was born on Nov. 17, 1919, in Minot, the daughter of Lawrence and Regina (Linnertz) Goebel. She was reared in the Minot area and educated at St. Leo’s Catholic School. She spent several years in Van Nuys, Calif., working at an aircraft plant for the war effort.

Evelyn was united in marriage to George Schumacher on Oct. 14, 1947, in Minot. The couple made their home on a farm southwest of Kenmare where they raised four children. She attended the North Dakota School for the Blind in Grand Forks where she learned braille and white cane mobility. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and doing crafts such as caning chairs, crocheting baby blankets, afghans and yarn dogs. Evelyn loved family holidays, going camping with her family, skiing with her blind group and entertaining. During retirement, both Evelyn and George enjoyed traveling and being snowbirds in Arizona. Her favorite quote was, “A blind person can do anything a sighted person can do.”

Evelyn was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, of Kenmare, Village Neighbors Homemaker Club and North Dakota Association for the Blind.

Survivors: children, Theresa Burbidge, Leon (Deb) Schumacher, Nicholas (Kathy) Schumacher and Raymond (Colette) Schumacher; grandchildren, Marcia Burbidge, Brian Burbidge, Brandon (Linda) Burbidge, Adam Schumacher, Kara (Kacy) Keysor, Ross Schumacher, Monica (Mike) Pitts, Travis (Megan) Schumacher, Chase Schumacher and Cole Schumacher; great-grandchildren, Ellis Pitts, Parker Schumacher, Tate Schumacher and Ava Keysor; brother, Dan Goebel; and sisters, Leona Skudlarek and Dorothy Pritschet.

She was preceded in death by: her husband George, who died in 2010; brothers, Leonard, Joseph, Casper and Leon Goebel; sisters, Eleanora, Angeline and baby infant; and sister-in-law, Cora Goebel; and son-in-law, James Burbidge.

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare.

Burial: St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Kenmare.

Visitation: Monday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church.

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(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Kenmare)