Marjorie Schumacher



Funeral services for 93-year old Marjorie Schumacher of Chadron, NE, are Tues, April 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron

Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron, Nebraska.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department, Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, or Prairie Pines Lodge in Chadron. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Marjorie May Schumacher was born November 15, 1928, in Burwell, NE, and passed away on April 13, 2022 at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE.

Marjorie was the only child of Earnest and Lucelle Key. She began school in Wewela, SD, but her family lived in several places before finally settling in Chadron, where she graduated from Chadron High School in 1946.

She married Leslie Schumacher on May 14, 1948. To this union were born three children: Jerry, Sue and Tom. They made their home in Chadron, where she worked at the First National Bank for 10 years, then in 1963 they moved to Ainsworth, NE, where she worked for the Commercial National Bank for 30 years until her retirement in 1994.

Her retirement was filled with camping, boating and fishing adventures with her husband and their friends. These trips produced some stories that were somewhere between interesting and horrifying (like the time the boat came loose from the camper and preceded the truck down the highway!).

She and Les surprised their family by purchasing a home in Zapata, TX, in 2004. They enjoyed the warm winters, no snow, and the orange tree in their yard that produced the tastiest oranges. They’d always bring oranges back to Ainsworth to share with family and friends.

In 2008, Les and Marge celebrated 2 big milestones together-their 80th birthdays and 60th wedding anniversary.

Marge was a hardworking, generous and talented woman. She enjoyed embroidering, knitting and crocheting fancywork, making jewelry, quilting, sewing and even oil and acrylic painting. 

She was especially proud of the wedding dress she made for her daughter Sue’s wedding. During these activities, a dachshund could always be found at her side, the most recent being her beloved Josie.

In 2011, Marge moved to Prairie Pines in Chadron to be closer to family. Many wonderful friendships were formed during her years there.

She loved her family and was always proud of their accomplishments. Her two granddaughters and their children were a special joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Les. and dear cousin Lola Speirs.

She is survived by her children, Jerry (Marilyn) of Chadron, NE, Sue (Bob) Baker of Rock Springs, WY and Tom (Trish) of Gordon, NE; grandchildren Kelsi (Jeff) Moore of Rushville, NE, Tessah (Jake) Cooper of Omaha, NE; great grandchildren Connor and Cade Moore and Elliott and Evan Cooper, and sister-in-law Juanita Jackson.

Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of arrangements for Marjorie Schumacher.