Eleanor E. “Elly” Schumacher, 102 of Pewaukee, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Kirkland Crossings of Pewaukee.
Elly was born January 7, 1919, the daughter of Emil and Hulda (Scherer) Krohn in Concord, WI. She grew up on the family farm that originally belonged to Emil’s father. Elly later graduated from Jefferson High School and went on to attend Milwaukee Vocational School and night school at Marquette University for accounting classes. On November 9, 1940, Elly married Paul Schumacher in Sullivan, WI, and the couple were blessed with two children, Nancy and John. Elly and Paul built a home in Manitowish Waters, WI where they enjoyed fishing, swimming and water skiing with friends and family. The two shared a wonderful marriage together until Paul’s death in 1976. After that, Elly worked for Marshall Fields in sales which allowed her to travel to many states and work with several paper companies, large insurance companies, and even Miller Brewing Company. She retired in 1981 and moved to Minocqua where she attained her real estate license. Elly enjoyed volunteering at Elm Brook Hospital, and spending time with her family whenever she could. In her free time, she liked to read, go to church and participate in other activities. She was hard working and independent and enjoyed fitness. She even took classes and chair yoga at 102 years old. Elly was a caring and inspiring mother and friend and will be dearly missed.
Elly is survived by her daughter Nancy Cooper of Austin, TX, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Elly is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son John Schumacher.
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