Duane M. Schumann, 84

Published 5:35 pm Saturday, August 30, 2014

Duane M. Schumann, 84

Duane M. Schumann, 84

Duane M. Schumann, 84, of LeRoy, Minnesota, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Schumann was born on July 3, 1930, near Varina, Iowa, to Lamont and Edna (Gerjets) Schumann. He graduated from Fairview Consolidated School near Alta, Iowa. Duane married Dona L. Watros on Aug. 6, 1951, at the Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, Minnesota. He served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954 — during the Korean War. Duane operated the Co-op Oil Station in LeRoy from 1955 to 1969 and retired from the Le Roy Farmer’s Co-Op as Credit Manager in 1992. He served on the Le Roy Fire Department, the Le Roy City Council for seven years and as Mayor for two years. Duane was an original volunteer on the Le Roy Ambulance Service. He also served on the Le Roy-Ostrander School Board, the Le Roy Lutheran Church council, and the Root River Country Club Board of Directors. Duane was a member of the Le Roy Legion for over 50 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golf, and spending time with family and friends.

Duane is survived by his wife Dona of Le Roy; three sons, Kim (Susan) Schumann, Terry Schumann, and Anthony Schumann; a daughter, Marlene (Steven) Boyd; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Geneva (Curtis) Hamilton of Adams, Minnesota.

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He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Virgil and Ramon.

A celebration of life for Duane M. Schumann will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Le Roy Evangelical Lutheran Church in Le Roy, Minnesota, with the Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the Church. His body was cremated.

The family is deeply grateful for the support and tender care provided by members of the Mayo Clinic Health System — Austin Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Austin Hospice 1000 1st Dr NW Austin, MN 55912 or the Le Roy Lutheran Church – 120 West Luella Street Le Roy, MN 55951. Condolences may be left at www.HindtFuneralHomes.com.