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Lucille T. Schumacher

Lucille T. Schumacher

Lucille T. Schumacher age 82 of Elk Mound, died Friday May 5, 2017 at Grace Woodlands Assisted Living in Eau Claire.

Lucille was born June 22, 1934 in Eau Claire.  She was the daughter of Frank and Ella(Henning) Pavelski and grew up in rural Eau Claire. She graduated from Regis High School in 1952.  Lucille enjoyed playing fast pitch softball in high school and was a very formidable pitcher.  After graduation, she continued to play and was invited to pitch for a traveling women's league but declined in order to remain at home with her husband. Lucille married Peter H. Schumacher June 26, 1952 at St. James Catholic Church in Eau Claire.

Lucille was a devoted wife and mother who always put her family first. She and Pete raised a loving family and together they built the family farm and business into a successful thriving part of the community. She loved her garden, baking, helping those in need in her community, and was very involved in her church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound. She was active in Dunn County Homemakers and helped mentor many young women in this program over the years.  An accomplished homemaker and baker, Lucille was affectionately known as the "Candy Lady" for her highly sought after fudge, candy, and baked goods at the Elk Mound Craft Fair.  Over the years, she and Pete supported many foster children in need locally as well in India.

Lucille is survived by her children, Susan (Dan) Sivertson of Elk Mound, Julia (John) Oleinik ofCamas, WA, Peter (Jeri) Schumacher of Crystal Lake, IL, Jackie (Josh) Mayers of Verona, WI, Betty (Richard) Bork of Fountain City, WI, 15 grandchildren, five great grandchildren with one more on the way, a brother Richard (Connie) Pavelski of Eau Claire, a sister Betty Halama of Whitehall, WI, a sister-in-law Barbara Schumacher of Elk Mound, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Peter, two sons, Tommy and Joseph, and three brothers, James, Frank, and Donald Pavelski.

Funeral services will be at 11 AM Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Mound with Rev. Joseph Nakwah officiating.  Burial will in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with a Rosary Service at 6:30 PM and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.


  1. Kris Jenson

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Cille was always so pleasant and gracious to everyone. I always enjoyed visiting with her and loved her laugh. Deepest sympathies and prayers lifted for comfort and healing.

  2. Steve Turek

    My deepest condolences to the wonderful and loving Schumacher family over the loss of your mom. What a special lady! I can still remember Betty bringing in the largest home-made chocolate chip cookie to a school Valentine's Day party in 5th grade! Your mom's love of life and that twinkle in her eye can be seen in all of you to this day. Hugs!


    May it help in some small way to know that our thoughts are with you. With Deepest Sympathy.

    Doctors and staff of Pine Grove Family Medicine

  4. kerry billings

    dear schumacher kids, spouses, grands, and great-grands!
    what a wonderful mom you have had! she welcomed nursing students into her home so many times...always felt like family for us. you have honored your mom and dad in the beautiful way you cared for them at the end of their lives.
    enjoy the time together, celebrating all God has given you.
    with a lot of love and hugs, kerry

  5. Marlys (Berger) Wicklund

    I am so sorry for you loss. Lucille will always be remembered by the love she showed to everyone and her wonderful smile.

    Blessing and prayers to all of you in this time of sorrow.

  6. Julie Cravillion

    Julia, I am sorry for your loss. I grew up in Eau Claire. That is where all my family still lives. I will keep you in my prayers. May God be your comfort.

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