Albert Henry Schumacher, 88, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 in Fort Worth. He was born April 1, 1933 near Rhineland, to Karl and Emma Schumacher. Albert and Lucina Rose "LuRose" Henscheid Darilek were married Nov. 18, 1967.
He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rhineland, a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, and he was involved in the Munday Lion's Club for many years.
Albert worked from an early age on the family farm. After completing his high school education, he joined the Army where he served from April 1955 to October 1955. He remained in the Army Reserves until he was honorably discharged in April of 1963. After his discharge, he went to work for Cities Service Oil Company/Occidental Petroleum where he retired after 33 years of service. He then went to work for Penman Conoco in their Munday location before fully retiring.
Albert's hobbies included growing a large vegetable garden, farming, 'checking the cotton', playing dominoes, and dancing (particularly waltzes).
Albert is survived by his wife LuRose; daughter Cathy Daniel and husband Michael of Vernon; sons Stephen Schumacher and wife Selene of Dalhart, Douglas Schumacher and wife Shannon of Fort Worth; grandchildren Neal, Amanda, Mary, Vance, Tiffany, Samantha, Alex, Anna and Adrian; great-grandchildren Dylan, Ezri, Bree, Kaleb and Dalton; brother Alois Schumacher of Hereford; sister Mary Ehly of Canyon; and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Carl, Clara, Walter, Herman and Lucy.
Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rhineland. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Albert's honor to the James L. West Center for Dementia Care in Fort Worth or St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rhineland.