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Elmer Schumann

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Elmer Schumann, 83, of Dyersville passed away Friday, July 28, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville and before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Wednesday, August 2, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, conducted by Rev. Chris Podhajsky.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Elmer was born on Sept, 26, 1939, in Tipton, the son of John and Edna “Ruth” (Addinghaus) Schumann. He married Juliann “Julie” D. Bergfeld on June 4, 1963, in Holy Family Catholic Church in New Mellery. He served in the Army in 1960 in Ft. Leonardwood, Mo. He hauled milk from 1963 – 1966, and continued trucking for 43 years, working for Crop Production seasonally for eight years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Julie; children, Carol (Friend Dave Fortman) Walters and Billy (Sally) Schumann, both of Garber, Ricky (Margie) Schumann and Mary (Joel) Loeffelholz, both of Dyersville; grandchildren, Ryan and Collin Walters, Kevin (Makenzie) and Trevor Schumann, Ben, Dustin (Cheyenne) and Tyler (Haley) Loeffelholz, and Brian (Melissa), Brad (Katie), Becky and Brandon Schumann; great-grandchildren, Danuel, Jared and Emma Loeffelholz and Justin and Colton Schumann, Claire Schumann and Tayte Schumann; siblings, Emmett (Bernadette) Schuman of Independence, Elias (Roxann) Schuman of Manchester, Francine Tucker of Manchester, Flavia Talley of Oak Grove, Mo., Fay Coimarco of Florida, and Florence Juhl of Butler, Mo.; in-laws, Darlene Schumann of Earlville, Herman Kadlec of Nebraska, George (Joanne) Bergfeld of Dubuque, Danny (Diane) Bergfeld of Bernard and Shirley Bergfeld of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Schumann; siblings, Edward (Karyl) Schuman, Frieda Schuman (in infancy), Fern Kadlec and Everett Schuman; and in-laws, Fred Juhl and Carl Tucker, Dale Talley, Fred Coimarco, Leo Bergfeld, Edwin (Juanita) Bergfeld, John Bergfeld, Gladys (Jack) Kress, Darlene (Joe) Dolanc and Theresa (Clem) Gansemer.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Dubuque for their support and care for all of us.

More information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Memorials may be sent to the family, (in care of Kramer Funeral Home) 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.

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