Tombstone Tuesday-Lois M. Schumm

Lois M. Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Lois M. Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Lois M.
Nov. 28, 1928  †  May 4, 2002

Lois Margaret Schumm was born near Schumm in Van Wert County, Ohio, on 28 November 1928, the third of five children born to Arnold and Naomi (Schumm) Schumm. Her two older siblings were stillborn twins, born in 1926.

Lois was baptized at home by Rev. R.O. Bienert on 2 December 1928, with Erna Schumm and Salome Schumm serving as her sponsors.    

The Arnold Schumm family in 1930: Arnold, 39; Naomi, 32; and Lois, 1. Her father Arnold was a farmer. [1]

Arnold and Naomi had two more children in the next ten years, Frederick, born in 1933 and Wilma, born in 1936.

The Arnold Schumm family in 1940: Arnold, 49; Naomi, 43; Lois, 11; Frederick, 6; and Wilma, 3. [2]

Lois’ father Arnold Schumm died in 1968 and her mother Naomi (Schumm) Schumm died in 1982.

Lois died 4 May 2002 in Van Wert County, Ohio. She was buried on the 7th. Her obituary:

Lois M. Schumm, 73, of Willshire, Ohio, a member of Zion Lutheran Church, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Van Wert County Hospital. The Willshire native retired after 25 years from Berco in Berne. Surviving are a brother, Frederick J. of Willshire; and a sister, Wilma L. Schmidt of Fort Wayne; a niece; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by twin siblings. Services are 11 a.m. (Ohio time) Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, with calling one hour before services. Calling is also from 2 to 8 p.m. (Indiana time) today at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials are to the church or donor’s choice. Information provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. [3]

Lois is buried next to her parents.

Louis Schumm had the following siblings:
Male & female twins (1926-1926)
Frederick J (1933-2015), married Eileen Saalfrank
Wilma Louise (1936-2020), married Paul Frederick Schmidt

[1] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED, p. dwelling 95, house, 97, Arnold Schuman; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 28 Jun 2020).

[2] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.5A, house visited 41, Arnold Schumm; Schumm; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 28 Jun 2020).

[3] The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 6 May 2002; Find a, Lois M Schumm, memorial no. 38982890.

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