Clyde Edward Schumacher of Kimberly, age 91, received the ultimate gift of eternal life on Sunday, December 12th, 2021. He passed at St. Paul’s Elder Services while surrounded by his family. Clyde was born to the late John & Harriet Schumacher on June 9th, 1930, in Combined Locks, WI. Clyde attended the Kimberly school district. After high school, he was drafted into the United States Army as a Private First Class.
After serving in the Army, he followed his two main passions; working on cars and playing in a Dixieland band. Wrenches were his tools during the day, while the trombone was his tool during the night.
Clyde met his wife Joan (Robinson) in December 1954. On July 31st, 1955, they were married and blessed with five children and 66 1/2 years of marriage. Clyde and Joan raised their five children in Kimberly and at their cottage on Chute Pond, which was more then his cottage; it was his sanctuary.
In Clydes’s life, he and Connie DeLew were the founders of KK Sports Arena, now known as WIR Race Track in Kaukauna, WI.
Clyde, also known as Smiling Clyde Schumacher, was one of the top stock car drivers in our area. Clyde and Joan started their business C+S Auto Parts in Sherwood, WI, which they owned and operated for 40 years.
Clyde will sadly be missed by his wife Joan, his four living children Tim (Colleen) Schumacher, Lynn (Mike) Kavanagh, Mark (Wendi) Schumacher & Lisa (Chad) Pethke. He is preceded in his death, but is now with, his late son Steve Schumacher. Steve’s memory continues to live on through his special friend Venessa (our adopted daughter). His 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren will also miss Clyde.
The memorial service for Clyde will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, December 17 at Jansen Fargo Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the fantastic team at St. Paul Elder Services.
We can’t imagine life without you, nor do we want to, but we do know that you finished the race strong, and we know God said, “Well done.”
We love you, Clyde!