Carol Lynn (Wolfe) Schumacher, died at home in Monroe, Wash., quietly with her family and her beloved pups by her side, after battling debilitating brain cancer.
Carol Lynn (Wolfe) Schumacher, died at home in Monroe, Wash., quietly with her family and her beloved pups by her side, after battling debilitating brain cancer. There will be a celebration of Carol’s life at the Devils Lake Cemetery, Sunday, June 24 at 4 p.m. She will be intern near her son in the Wolfe Family Plot. Lunch to follow. Carol came into the world, in Devils Lake, ND, to Adeline J. (Hanson) Wolfe and Jacob E. Wolfe. In 1964, she graduated from Devils Lake Central and at 17 traveled to the Seattle, WA, area to be with her father and join her soon to be husband Frank Miller. Carol and Frank have two daughters: Dawn Marie Randall and Shannon Adele Miller both residing on the West Coast. Nov. 19, 1977, she married Jerry Schumacher in Lynnwood, WA. In 1982, they had a son, Aaron Jacob Schumacher, who died suddenly in 2002. Carol, while in Devils Lake in her formative years, was a member of the following: the Masonic Lodge’s Rainbow Girls and Girl Scout of America. She loved music even though she did not particularly like the weekly piano lessons. She didn’t really like hanging out at Woodlake but had to attend to her younger sister. Those memberships and relationships along with her parents and friends tutelage helped mold Carol to who she was in this world. Over the years, she was always willing to help others including some fostering of young people to providing support to those less fortunate. She definitely was a hard worker who always did her best. While living on the West Coast she eagerly dove into a variety of different work experiences but never forgot her family – she came back to North Dakota and Minnesota when family needed her. She truly was an amazing cook and shared those kitchen adventures and recipes with her family and friends. Hobbies for Carol – let’s say each of us has different memories of the things she did – Christmas tree decorating, family meals cooked with precision, Easter egg hunts, unique individual holiday gifts, crocheted throws, special sayings/quotes, 4th of July celebrations, card playing/games, and receiving an individual birthday cake with special colors – memories to treasure. Carol worked a variety of jobs from office assistant to barista; she loved clothes – so she easily fell into the business of managing a “2nd hand boutique business” before it really became popular. She enjoyed setting up displays and helping people find a fun outfit. She and Jerry built the ultimate Pickup Toppers and were involved in the Pizza making business, - Captain Aaron’s Fish, Oriental cooking and of course in later years – Arby’s. Cosmetology was also a part of her life. She leaves behind; her husband, Jerry Schumacher; daughters, Dawn Marie and Shannon Adele; and grandchildren, Thomas, Bryan, Jessica, Jennifer and Savannah; one great-grandson, Kaedyn; step-children and their families; sister, Cathy Ann Wolfe (Eugene Serumgard); several cousins and in-laws. Nov., 2017, a gathering celebrating her life was held at Frank & Sue Miller’s home in Monroe, WA. Carol wasn’t real vocal and wasn’t into scripting many notes or letters but she loved looking at her treasures, reflecting on her past, enjoying her grandchildren; she could laugh and she even left a note in the cedar chest for the children. May your memories of her help you through this time – she wouldn’t want you to weep for her, too long. She is at peace with her God. She would like you to remember - that every day, is a treasure – learn from each day and walk forward – with laughter and a smile and a bite of red licorice.