Marvin “Shorty” Schumacher, 90, Hays, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Hays.

He was born July 4, 1927, in Hays to Isidore and Cecilia (Dinges) Schumacher. He was a graduate of Schoenchen High School.  

He married Mildred Dreher on May 26, 1947, in Hays. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage. She preceded him in death June 23, 2010. He spent his career as a car salesman, manager and owner/operator for Lincoln Mercury for 40-plus years. He was a U.S. Army/Air Force veteran, serving during World War II.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and a Bishop Cunningham Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member.

He was known as a tremendously hardworking, honest and dedicated family man.

Survivors include a son, Tom Schumacher and wife, Debra, Hays; two daughters, Gloria Schumacher, Hays, and Tammy Parmer and husband, Sheldon, Houston; two brothers, Donny Schumacher and wife, Karen, and Melvin Schumacher and wife, Norma, all of Hays; three sisters, Evelyn Dreher and husband, Elmer, Hays, Delores VonFeldt and husband, Gary, Pratt, and Carol Staab, Thornton, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Christopher Schumacher and wife, Dana, and Chandler Schumacher and wife, Jackie, all of Hays, Aaron Pfeifer and wife, Nicola, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Drake Pfeifer, Las Vegas, Tracy Quinn and husband, Richard, Hays, Jodi Keberlein and husband, Kris, Shawnee Mission, Nichole Miller and husband, Addison, Assaria, and Sagan Johnson and husband, Matthew, Austin, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Gavin and Griffin Schumacher, Giana and Mia Schumacher, all of Hays, Braxton Pfeifer, Lake Havasu City, Creighton Keberlein, Shawnee Mission, and Lisa and Emily Quinn, Hays; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Alan Schenk; and four brothers, Ralph, Eddie, Cletus and Francis Schumacher.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Bishop Cunningham Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus rosary at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Elementary in care of the funeral chapel.

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