Delphine Schemanski

29 July, 19302 June, 2021

Delphine Schemanski, age 90, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, June 2, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Schemanski and son, Daniel Schemanski. Delphine was the youngest of 11 children - four brothers Chester, Ernest, Cleo, Raymond; six sisters Esther, Sylvia, Blanche, Leocadia, Leona S., Leona D. all preceded Delphine in death.

She will be lovingly missed by her children Nancy (Mike) Scott, Theresa Schemanski, Jane (Loren) Schafer, Marge (Jon) Jousma, David Schemanski; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; in-laws Janet (Jim) Dietlin, Alice Szymanski, Helen Smith, Jerry (Maxine) Shemanski, and John (Lori) Shemanski; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Delphine volunteered for functions at St. Helen Catholic Church in St. Helen, MI and St. Sebastian Church in Byron Center. She enjoyed attending functions at the Wyoming Senior Center. Delphine loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards or Rummikub. She enjoyed traveling, especially with Janet and Jim Dietlin, and visiting their families in Florida and California.

Special thanks to Rev. Msgr. William Duncan, Mona Andre, and Tom Krol from St. Sebastian Church for their comfort and guidance.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021 with visitation beginning an hour prior to Mass at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 9408 Wilson Ave. SW, Byron Center, 49315. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Fairview Cemetery in St. Helen, Michigan. Sister Barb will be officiating.

In honor of Delphine and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Sebastian Catholic Church. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • St. Sebastian Catholic Church


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 15 June , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, 15 June , 2021


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Laura Richards (Ploucha)

8 June 2021

To the Schemanski family.
I have known Jane Schemanski Schafer since kindergarten at St Lukes Catholic School. I always felt like part of the family mostly because Mrs Schemanski. She was kind and welcoming. Such a woman of faith. The Schemanski family was so much like my family (Ploucha) growing up. We had the best parents. I think of those early years often. Spending the summer at the Schemanski cabin in St Helen. Boating, picking mushrooms going to church on Sunday and just being together. I was blessed to have grown up with such an amazing family. They impacted my life so much. My best friend Jane and her whole family. The wonderful memories I have.

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