Edelhard “Ed” Arthur Schumacher, 84, passed away May 18, 2007, at the LifeCare Center of Longmont. He was surrounded by loving family and friends. Ed was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Milwaukee, to Bernhard and Helen (Uttech) Schumacher. Ed graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School. He studied at Concordia Lutheran College before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps. As an officer in World War II, Ed flew over the Burma Hump and delivered “little vittles” in the Berlin Airlift. After the war, Ed began his flying career with Capitol (later United) Airlines. He moved to Carbondale after retiring, and was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glenwood Springs, the Carbondale Rotary, the Basalt Lions, and the “fun” group, the Poets. Ed married LaVerne Frederick (deceased 1968); and later Irene Castenado (deceased 1993). Survivors include daughters Peggy (Allen) Rose, Joyce Griffiths, Terri Schumacher, and Faye Borquez; grandchildren Adam Rose, Colleen Rose (Zimmerman), and Susan Hoffer; and great-grandsons Austin Rose, Devon Rose, Aiden Hoffer and Stratton Hoffer. Ed loved to ski, hike and putter around the house. He made every Christmas eventful with playing Santa Claus for the family. Ed enjoyed being with his family and friends and was always ready to have fun and laugh. He will be remembered as a quiet, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Ed was preceded in death by his wives; three sisters; two brothers; and grandson, Weston Griffiths. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, May 25, at Olinger Crown Hill Pavilion of Reflections, 29th and Wadsworth in Wheat Ridge.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to John Weston Frederick Griffiths Memorial Scholarship Fund, 14584 W. Third Ave., Golden, CO 80401 or Milwaukee Lutheran High School, 9700 Grantosa Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53222 or The American Stroke Association, 710 Second Ave., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104.
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