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Ignatius "Ig" Schumacher

May 16, 2018

Ignatius J. “Ig” Schumacher, age 84, of Hays, Kansas, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Via Christi Village Care Center in Hays, Kansas. He was born July 19, 1933, in Munjor, Kansas, to Jacob and Margaret (Korbe) Schumacher.

He was a middle school teacher for over 30 years and taught a few years at St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School in Ellis. He then he spent the majority of his teaching career at the Victoria Grade School and retired in 1991. He was a seventh-grade basketball coach at Victoria for several years, in addition to coaching for the Senior Babe Ruth League and the Hays Recreation Commission. He worked the summer months in construction for Ralph Hunter Construction, Standard Construction, then Allied Inc for over 40 years.

Ig attended Munjor Grade School and was a 1952 graduate of Hays High School. He received his bachelor’s Degree from Fort Hays State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and St. Joseph Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree. He enjoyed fishing, baseball and other sports, but his pride and joy were his grandkids.

Survivors include two sons, Marc Schumacher and his companion, Shawna Gannaway, Lawrence, KS; Brad Schumacher and wife, Sarah, Hays, KS; two daughters, Chris Markus and husband, Tim, Hays, KS; Michele Pfannenstiel and husband, Dan, Hays, KS; six grandchildren, Taylor Pfannenstiel and fiancé, Jonetta Reinert, Kylee Pfannenstiel, Hope Schumacher, Morgan Markus, Noah Schumacher, Isaac Schumacher, Marc’s companion children, Payton Gannaway and Megan Gannaway.

He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers, Felix, Julius, Adolph, Richard, Edwin, Hilarius, Nicholus and Paulinus Schumacher; four sisters, Agnes Leikam, Marcella Kuhn, Felicitus “Sally” Wood and Scholastica “Charlotte” Jensen.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 21, 2018, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas with military honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.
A Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 6:30 P.M. Sunday, followed by a vigil service at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, both at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Monday, at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas. The family suggests memorials to the Hays Recreation Commission or Via Christi Village Care Center.

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