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Norma I. Schumacher

July 23, 2022 | 18 comments

Norma Schumacher passed away on July 21, 2022. Norma was born on February 22, 1933 in the town of Glendale, Monroe County to August and Blanche Wiesphennig. Norma was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Glendale Township, Monroe County, Wisconsin. She graduated from Royal High School in Elroy.

She worked at the former Erickson Bakery, Auto Lite, and Shopko for over 20 years. After retiring, she worked for the city of La Crosse at the voting polls, doing product demonstration, and at Festival Foods for 10 years, retiring again at age 84.

Norma was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She served on the council, as a Sunday School teacher, secretary of church women, mission circle, mobile meals and various other activities.

Norma married Walter Schumacher on July 12, 1952. He preceded her in death in 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents, father and mother-in law George and Ella Schumacher, son-in-law Mike Maney, brother in-law Warren, brother and sister-in-laws Maynard (Shirley), Ronnie (Kathy), and sister-in-law Maime Haskins.

She is survived by three children. Karen Maney, Eagan, MN, Janet Bahr, La Crosse, and Steve Schumacher, La Crosse. Her grandchildren Stephanie Maney, Eagan, MN, Kristine Bahr, La Crosse, and Karen Slack (Jon Bice), La Crosse, and Tiffany Cornell, West Salem. Great grandchildren Addie Slack, Ella Bice, Colton and Carter LeMoine, and Cooper Haugland.

She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in law George and Mary Jo Schumacher, sister-in law Arbutus Schumacher, as well as many cousins and dear friends.

Norma loved family gatherings, family reunions, playing cards, traveling, and the Red Hats.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday July 30, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Sill Street, La Crosse. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church (preferred), Salvation Army or St. Luke’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Norma’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Gundersen Hospice and her friends at Eagle Crest for always being there for Mom.

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



  1. Sandy Hanson

    Janet and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for comfort and strength to face the days ahead!

  2. June Strand

    Sorry for your loss. We lost another mom from the old neighborhood. She was always a busy and happy lady. A great mom and always a smile on her face.

  3. Karen Weier Fries

    I was a long-time neighbor of Norma, Walt and the kids. I babysat Karen, Janet and Steve.

    Norma was a lovely lady, always very pleasant. Quite often Norma would visit my elderly mother, bringing her goodies and a poinsettias for Christmas.

    Rest in peace, Norma. You will be missed by many.

  4. Joe Stein

    She was a good friend of my parents and a very nice lady. Rest I. Peace Norma

  5. Becky Cassidy

    Sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for you all during this most difficult time. Peace be with you!

  6. Barb Erickson

    Our hearts are with you all. Norma was always so kind and always smiling. I liked bumping into her along the trail by Eagle Crest. She had a favorite blue picnic table.

    • Deb

      My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Your Mom and l had many laughs over the years.Our Memories will last a lifetime,l will Dearly Miss here.

  7. Steve Wage

    Steve. Deepest sympathy to you. As you know, I knew your mom from the Shopko days and after. Wonderful and caring lady. Won’t be able to be at her funeral as we are out of town but prayers coming your way.

  8. Joann Germanson

    Norma will be remembered by her love for people always a hello with that great big smile she was a strong woman always ready to help. RIP Norma now join the choir of angels Thank you for being you.

  9. Cindy Berger

    I new Norma Shopko days for many, many years. She was a great person and greeted every one she saw. Always concerned about others. The angels received a beautiful soul. Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family.

  10. Karen Grosskopf


    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Prayers going out for the family.

  11. Chelsie glasspoole

    So sorry for your loss norma was an amazing woman full of jokes and laughter I always loved working with her at eagle crest south she was an amazing person to be around every time u were having a bad day all I needed to do was go and see norma and my day was 10% times better

  12. Ferris family.

    So sorry to hear about Norma’s passing. Thinking about you.

  13. June and James Edlund

    So sorry to hear of her passing. Our prayers are with your family at this time.

  14. Diane A Jones

    Such a lovely, caring lady with the biggest smile & laugh. Worked with her at Shopko North and visited with her at Festivals while doing demostations & tasting. My deepest condolences to her family.

  15. Jim & Linda Smolek

    For Steve and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Linda (Smith) Goodman

    Steve, I am so very sad. I had no idea, and I missed this. Norma was a very special lady to me and I loved her dearly. Prayers of peace and strength to you and your family. Please forgive me for missing the services. Hugs.

  17. Rick A Mickschl

    Norma was a great person, We always sat near her and Walter at Trinity. She always asked about our kids and their activities. She was a caring and beautiful person. She will be missed.

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