OBITUARY

Miriam Georgeane Schumann

February 11, 1938March 2, 2018
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Miriam “Georgeane” (Anderson) Schumann, daughter of George and Ella Anderson Sommerfeld, was born February 11, 1938, in Rockwell City, IA. She passed away March 2, 2018, at the Israel Hospice House in Ames, IA, at the age of 80.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3113 Diamond Street, Ames, IA 50010. Funeral service will take place at the church on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Family will welcome friends an hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow services in the Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, IA at 2:30 p.m.

Georgeane attended school from Kindergarten through 12th grade at Rockwell City Schools, in Rockwell City, IA. After her graduation, she worked in Rockwell City for Dr. David Carver for one year and then transferred to Oakdale, IA where she was a nurse’s aide at the Oakdale Sanitarium. While she worked there, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Donald Schumann, in Iowa City, IA on July 19, 1957. In 1958, they moved to Ames, IA and she worked at Bourns, Inc., while her husband attended Iowa State University. In 1962, they moved to Marshalltown, IA where her husband worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation. In 1968, they moved to Ames. Georgeane enjoyed doing many crafts such as crocheting, cross-stitch, sewing, and working on church banners and other church activities. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Ames, IA for 48 years and taught Sunday school for many years and she worked for the Hy-Vee Corporation for 23 years.

She is survived by Donald, her husband of 60 years and 7 months; five children, Diane (Brian) Royalty – Camp Point, Il., David (Lifen Zhou) Schumann – Fairfax, VA., Daniel Schumann – Des Moines, IA., Linda (Mike ) Badger – Ames, IA., and William “Billy” (Joan) Schumann – Ames, IA.; six grand-children, Nathaniel (Emily), Benjamin, and Daniel Royalty (Elizabeth “Liz” Dix), Justin and Collin (Heather) Schumann, and Kati Schumann(Devon Ellson); four great grand-daughters, Katelynn and Natalie Royalty, Adriann Ellson, and Aurora Schumann; three step-grand-daughters, Linjiang “Hannah” Han, Summer (Aric) Hollingshead, and Ashley (Mike) Six-Bennett; one step-grandson, Jerrad Six; and seven step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Ireelyn Hollingshead, Gavin and Paris Bennett, Madison, Shauna and Jordan Six;, one brother, Ronald (Judy) Anderson – Bath, PA.; one sister-in-law, Sun Anderson – Seattle, WA.; one brother-in-law, Harold (Ruby) Schumann – Templeton, IA; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ella (Anderson) Sommerfeld; step-father, Ernest Sommerfeld; four brothers, Robert Anderson in 2002 Huntington’s Disease, Floyd Anderson in 2009 Huntington’s Disease, Delbert Anderson in 2009 Emphysema and Pneumonia, and Norlyn Anderson in 2015 Emphysema; and four sisters-in-law, Marianne Anderson in 2010, Linda Anderson in 2011, Janice Anderson in 2011, and Martha Anderson in 2011.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions can be made in Georgeane’s name to the Bethany Lutheran Church, the Israel Hospice House, or to an organization of choice.

  • FAMILY

  • George Anderson, Father
  • Ella Anderson, Mother
  • Don Schumann, Husband
  • She is survived by Donald, her husband of 60 years and 7 months; five children, Diane (Brian) Royalty – Camp Point, Il., David (Lifen Zhou) Schumann – Fairfax, VA., Daniel Schumann – Des Moines, IA., Linda (Mike ) Badger – Ames, IA., and William “Billy” (Joan) Schumann – Ames, IA.; six grand-children, Nathaniel (Emily), Benjamin, and Daniel Royalty (Elizabeth “Liz” Dix), Justin and Collin (Heather) Schumann, and Kati Schumann(Devon Ellson); four great grand-daughters, Katelynn and Natalie Royalty, Adriann Ellson, and Aurora Schumann; three step-grand-daughters, Linjiang “Hannah” Han, Summer (Aric) Hollingshead, and Ashley (Mike) Six-Bennett; one step-grandson, Jerrad Six; and seven step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Ireelyn Hollingshead, Gavin and Paris Bennett, Madison, Shauna and Jordan Six;, one brother, Ronald (Judy) Anderson – Bath, PA.; one sister-in-law, Sun Anderson – Seattle, WA.; one brother-in-law, Harold (Ruby) Schumann – Templeton, IA; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ella (Anderson) Sommerfeld; step-father, Ernest Sommerfeld; four brothers, Robert Anderson in 2002 Huntington’s Disease, Floyd Anderson in 2009 Huntington’s Disease, Delbert Anderson in 2009 Emphysema and Pneumonia, and Norlyn Anderson in 2015 Emphysema; and four sisters-in-law, Marianne Anderson in 2010, Linda Anderson in 2011, Janice Anderson in 2011, and Martha Anderson in 2011.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Billy Schumann
  • Dan Schumann
  • David Schumann
  • Mike Badger
  • Brian Royalty
  • Ben Royalty
  • Dan Royalty
  • Nathaniel Royalty
  • Collin Schumann, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Schumann, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kati Schumann, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronald Anderson, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, March 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Miriam Georgeane Schumann

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Steve Alt

March 14, 2018

Don and also to your family, words I know don't mean all that much when a loss comes. Georgeane may have said something to you back in January when I was getting ready to go up in the elevator at the Ames Medical Arts building. I had finished water therapy and I turned and saw this smiling lady who at first I didn't recognize. It took just a second to see who it was, Georgeane going to her water exercise class. We spoke but for a few seconds , she was so full of life at the time , who would know that I would have my last words with her. I'm so happy that I had that chance meeting, it means so much more now. Don, I have known you for many years and you I'm sure are truly a very good person and feel your loss. I'll be in touch by calling you but please feel that you can call me also.

Gwen Taylor

March 8, 2018

I remember Georgeane from our Mitchell school days as parents. We seemed to have kids in the same grade level. We often met at school activities and I always enjoyed a conversation with her. Our paths have not crossed too often in the last 30 years or so but when we saw one another, there was always a friendly smile and we’d have a quick chat. I always enjoyed her and wanted you to know that I was thinking of all of you at this time.

Carol Bond

March 7, 2018

I will always have fond memories of Georgeane from the Red Hat group. She was always smiling and she enjoyed setting up our holiday lunch in December. She will be missed! My condolences to her husband and family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Don & Geogeane Schumann Wedding, July 19, 1957

FROM THE FAMILY

Don & Georgeane Schumann 2004
50th Anniversary

FROM THE FAMILY

Don & Georgeane, July 19, 2017
60th Anniversary

FROM THE FAMILY

Georgeane High School Graduation

FROM THE FAMILY

Diane Renee Schumann, 19 years Graduation 1981

FROM THE FAMILY

David Kent Schumann, Army
2003

Biography

Miriam “Georgeane” (Anderson) Schumann, daughter of George and Ella Anderson Sommerfeld, was born February 11, 1938, in Rockwell City, IA.

Georgeane attended school from Kindergarten through 12th grade at Rockwell City Schools, in Rockwell City, IA. After her graduation, she worked in Rockwell City for Dr. David Carver for one year and then transferred to Oakdale, IA where she was a nurse’s aide at the Oakdale Sanitarium. While she worked there, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Donald Schumann, in Iowa City, IA on July 19, 1957. In 1958, they moved to Ames, IA and she worked at Bourns, Inc., while her husband attended Iowa State University. In 1962, they moved to Marshalltown, IA where her husband worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation. In 1968, they moved to Ames. Georgeane enjoyed doing many crafts such as crocheting, cross-stitch, sewing, and working on church banners and other church activities. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Ames, IA for 48 years and taught Sunday school for many years and she worked for the Hy-Vee Corporation for 23 years.

Miriam “Georgeane” passed away March 2, 2018, at the Israel Hospice House in Ames, IA, at the age of 80.

A visitation was held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3113 Diamond Street, Ames, IA 50010. Funeral service took place at the church on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The Family welcomed friends an hour prior to the funeral service. Lunch followed the service and then the burial service occured at the Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, IA at 2:30 p.m.


She is survived by Donald, her husband of 60 years and 7 months; five children, Diane (Brian) Royalty – Camp Point, Il., David (Lifen Zhou) Schumann – Fairfax, VA., Daniel Schumann – Des Moines, IA., Linda (Mike ) Badger – Ames, IA., and William “Billy” (Joan) Schumann – Ames, IA.; six grand-children, Nathaniel (Emily), Benjamin, and Daniel Royalty (Elizabeth “Liz” Dix), Justin and Collin (Heather) Schumann, and Kati Schumann(Devon Ellson); four great grand-daughters, Katelynn and Natalie Royalty, Adriann Ellson, and Aurora Schumann; three step-grand-daughters, Linjiang “Hannah” Han, Summer (Aric) Hollingshead, and Ashley (Mike) Six-Bennett; one step-grandson, Jerrad Six; and seven step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Ireelyn Hollingshead, Gavin and Paris Bennett, Madison, Shauna and Jordan Six;, one brother, Ronald (Judy) Anderson – Bath, PA.; one sister-in-law, Sun Anderson – Seattle, WA.; one brother-in-law, Harold (Ruby) Schumann – Templeton, IA; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ella (Anderson) Sommerfeld; step-father, Ernest Sommerfeld; four brothers, Robert Anderson in 2002 Huntington’s Disease, Floyd Anderson in 2009 Huntington’s Disease, Delbert Anderson in 2009 Emphysema and Pneumonia, and Norlyn Anderson in 2015 Emphysema; and four sisters-in-law, Marianne Anderson in 2010, Linda Anderson in 2011, Janice Anderson in 2011, and Martha Anderson in 2011.
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