Patricia J. (Jochum) Schumacher, 83, of Dubuque, passed away on June 9, 2019, at home.
Visitation will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. today at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where a wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Trinity Church, with Rev. Dwayne Thoman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Patricia was born on July 21, 1935, in Dubuque, the daughter of Francis and Leona (Maiers) Jochum. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Immaculate Conception Academy. On July 24, 1954, she married David A. Schumacher at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
She was a member of the Women’s Recreation Association Volleyball League, Senior Mixed Bowling League, and a longtime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
She worked as an in-home daycare provider, but most importantly she was a loving homemaker. She enjoyed going to her kids’ and grandkids’ activities. She loved reading, crocheting, doing puzzles and especially enjoyed playing cards and games with her family and friends. She was a caring, faith-filled, loving woman who welcomed all into her home.
Patricia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sons, Peter Schumacher and Dan Schumacher, both of Dubuque, and Paul (Kelly Mayne) Schumacher, of Peosta, Iowa; daughters, Sharon (Lance) Hoefflin, of Austin, Minn., and Beth (Tom) Potts, of Peoria, Ill.; grandchildren, Daniel (Heather) Schumacher, Jason Schumacher, Sara Schumacher, Hope Schumacher, Jenna (Jeff) Gobin, Troy (Rachelle) Hoefflin, Luke Hoefflin, Gabriel Schumacher, Brandon Potts and Morgan Potts; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Ashley, Alyssa, Wyatt, Aleahia, Addlynn, Aria, Aason, Connor, Caleb and Hudson. Also surviving is her sister, Carole Thul; brother, Gary (Donna) Jochum; sister-in-law, DeLee Jochum; brother-in-law, Francis (Ethel) Schumacher; and many nieces and nephews.
Patricia is preceded in death by her husband; her daughter-in-law, Mary Beth; her parents; brothers, Kenneth (Caroline) Neely, Robert (Lynn), Wayne and Donald Jochum (in infancy); sisters, Mary (Bill) Fransen, Jeanne (Jerry) Meyer, Dorothy (Lyle) Reed, Leone (George) Reed and Joan Wagner; brothers-in-law, David Thul, Walter (Catherine) Schumacher, Erwin (Micky) Schumacher, Joseph (Vera) Schumacher, Charles (Bernice) Schumacher and Louis Schumacher (at birth); and sisters-in-law, Sally (Nick) Pauly, Marian (Bob) Frederick, Doris (Frank) Hanten and Sr. Mary Irma Schumacher, OSF; along with several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque or Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque, especially Jeanette, Jenny and Heather, for their kindness and all the wonderful care they gave to Pat.