John O. 'Jack' Schumacher

Posted 12/26/20

John O. 'Jack' Schumacher

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John O. 'Jack' Schumacher


CLINTON — John O. “Jack” Schumacher, 92, of Clinton, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on December 24, 2020, at Manor Court, Clinton.

Private graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Cody Monkman officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

John O. “Jack” Schumacher was born on November 23, 1928, in Urbana, the son of John H. and Lois (Mooday) Schumacher. He married D. Ileen Myers on April 9, 1951, in Clinton. She passed away on August 19, 2019.

Survivors include his children, Cathy (Bill) Lobb, Clinton; John (Linda) Schumacher, Clinton; seven  grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

Jack, along with his wife, Ileen, were the co-owners and operators of “The Shack,” in Clinton, from 1966–2005.  He was also a lifetime employee of Illinois Central Gulf Railroad as a locomotive engineer.  Jack was a U.S. Army veteran,  serving in the Korean War.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed stamp collecting and Civil War history.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

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