Sherry L. Schumacher

Apr 11, 2018
Schumacher, Sherry


11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Readlyn


2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


Garden of Memories Cemetery


to the family; a memorial fund will be established


Sherry L. Schumacher, age 44, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital of metastatic breast cancer. 

She was born May 1, 1973 in Cedar Falls, the daughter of George “Sam” and Dawn (Wray) DeBord. 

She graduated from East High School in 1991. She went on to obtain an elementary education degree from Central College in Pella. 

Sherry was united in marriage with Mark Schumacher on September 17, 2005 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. 

Sherry worked at NRG Media for over 20 years, but most recently worked as a traffic controller at KWWL. She was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn, where she had served as council secretary. She was also a strong breast cancer awareness advocate. 

Survivors include her husband, Mark Schumacher of Waterloo; a daughter, Rachel Schumacher at home; parents, George & Dawn DeBord of Evansdale; brother, Jeremy (Jennifer) DeBord of Minneapolis, MN; niece, Stella DeBord; Maternal grandmother, Marlys Wray of Cedar Falls; and mother-in-law, Janice Schumacher of Waterloo. 

Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Guy Wray; paternal grandparents, Mary & Homer Pruitt and Ernest DeBord; and father-in-law, Marvin J. Schumacher. 

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  1. Peggy | Apr 17, 2018

    Mark & Rachel,

     I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is breaking for you. I so enjoyed meeting and

    visiting with Sherry at the family reunions. Take care❤️

    Peggy (Schumacher) Barnhardt 

  2. Linda (Gaasland) Robinson | Apr 17, 2018

    Mark and Rachel,

    The depth of sadness experienced upon hearing of Sherry's death is profound.  Meeting her at the family reunion last summer, I found her to be a wonderful person.  Surely, she left us far too soon.  You and Rachel are in my prayers and in my heart as you go forward after your loss.

    Linda (Gaasland) Robinson

  3. The Schwains | Apr 16, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this challenging time. We are so sorry for your loss - it is heartbreaking.
  4. Carol and Ron Eckerman | Apr 15, 2018

    Our sympathy to you who loved Sherry.  We remember her from elementary years            Evansdale Softball on a team with our daughter Julie - so many years ago,                      George and Dawn.  Sweet, sweet girl who died too young.

  5. David Lawson | Apr 13, 2018

    Mark and Rachel, my heart goes out to you in this your time if great sorrow and loss. I'm lifting you and your family in prayer the Christ will bring you comfort now and in the days, months and years ahead. My deepest condolences to you and yours.

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18 NIV

  6. Jeanie, Abe and Jan Conrads | Apr 13, 2018

    Words can not express how empty we all feel on the loss of Sherry. She was still so young and vibrant.

    It was always a joy to come into her presence. Her smile was addictive and radiated from a loving heart.

    Yes, she will be missed by all who knew her. We were shocked to hear the news of her passing as we were under the impression that she was getting better. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you especially during this very difficult time.

  7. Brian | Apr 13, 2018
    Sherry's the most conscientious, team player I've had the pleasure to work with.  She made my days brighter even when she couldn't have known such. A unique treasure that will be sorely missed.
  8. Kelly Carr | Apr 13, 2018
    I missed seeing Sherry at a recent dinner gathering, and am so thankful that she texted me just a few days ago. Sherry, your warm smile reflected your kind and caring heart, and I loved your sense of humor. We will remember you and miss you so much!
  9. Chuck and Jeanette Sharkey | Apr 13, 2018
    Condolences on your loss. we will be unable to attend services.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  10. Audrey falck | Apr 13, 2018
    I have been thinking of you and Rachel very much since we heard the news. Sherry came to our parenting discussion group at Walnut Ridge. I am stunned and pray God comforts you  both in this difficult time.
  11. Frankie and Roger Kaiser | Apr 13, 2018
    We are so sorry to hear about Sherry's passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.  God's blessings to Mark and Rachel.
  12. Carole Schumacher | Apr 12, 2018


    So sorry to hear this news. We’re so glad we got to have that great fish dinner with you all last summer. We never kmow when the Lord will call us into his presence. Prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time.

    Hugs and God bless!

    Carole & Ken Schumacher

  13. Abby Turpin | Apr 11, 2018
    My thoughts are with Mark and their beautiful daughter.  Our station will not be the same without Sherry's presence, but we are all better for having known her. 
  14. Vickie | Apr 11, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers have been with Sherry, Rachel, Mark, Sam and Dawn for several weeks.  We are so sorry for your earthly loss, and especially for Rachel's loss.  We are thankful that Rachel has such a great relationship with our dear friend Mary Rekers and we know that Mary will be able to serve as a source of strength to such a precious child during this sad and difficult time. Our prayers continue....Blessings to the family.  <3
  15. Sheri (Toomsen) Jelinek | Apr 11, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss! You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  The Lord has gained a wonderful angel.
  16. April Wilson | Apr 11, 2018
    So sorry to hear the news. I enjoyed seeing Sherry at the radio stations, she was one of the nicest coworkers! Prayers to you, Mark and Rachel. 
  17. Jim McKernan | Apr 11, 2018

    Our condolences to Mark and Rachel. Sherry was a lovely person and great employee. We were so happy she chose to join our staff. KWWL was a very sad place today because of her impact with our people in the short time we had with her. God bless you.

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