Fishing 01

Gary Alfred Schumann

December 4, 1937 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 83)


Gary A. Schumann, 83, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Sanford Hospice Care in Fargo, ND.

Gary was born on December 4, 1937 in Abbottsford, WI to Al and Gladys (Schneider) Schumann. Growing up he traveled with his family on telephone construction until 1956 when he attended Waubun School. On June 29, 1957 he married Barbara Ann Herby at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Waubun, MN.

He worked for Schumann Construction Co. for about seven years. He became a construction foreman for Dickey Rural Telephone Co. in Kulm, ND for two years. He went to work for Norman Co telephone and moved to Glyndon in 1969, he transferred to Ada, MN for seven years before moving back to Glyndon for another ten years. While in Glyndon, he was a fire chief for several years and he worked with the Boy Scouts for many years. He retired in 2000 which is when he and Barb moved to their lake home near Waubun. They did some traveling and were able to visit places like China and England. In 2016, they sold their lake home and moved into Detroit Lakes.

Deeply loved Gary’s passing will be mourned by his wife of 63 years Barbara of Detroit Lakes, his children Jean (Rob) Kaspari of West Fargo, ND, Judy (Robin) Tollefson of Fargo, ND, Jane (Wayne) Spack of Little Canada, Jim (Sherry) Schumann of Rollag, MN, John (Brenda) Schumann of Litchfield, MN, Joe (Kara) Schumann of Rochert, MN, Jerry (Sheri) Schumann of Dilworth, MN, his 18 grandchildren, his eight great-grandchildren,  and his two brothers Donald (Iris) Schumann of Waubun, MN and Michael (Amy) Schumann of Plymoth, MN.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Gladys and one grandson Jason Schumann.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gary Alfred Schumann, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
December 22, 2020

2:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home
609 US Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
December 22, 2020

St. Ann's Cemetery
Just off Hwy 59
Waubun, MN 56589

© 2021 David-Donehower Funeral & Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy