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In Memory of Michael Shumaker

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday July 28, 2022
Faith Community Church New Richmond
1040 Paperjack Dr WI 54017
New Richmond WI, 54017

Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday July 28, 2022
Faith Community Church New Richmond
1040 Paperjack Dr WI 54017
New Richmond WI, 54017

Michael J. Shumaker age 52 of Hudson, WI, passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2022.  He will remain in the hearts of his wife of 23 years, Andrea (Beuning) and their children; Carolyn (18) and Maxwell “Max” (16); his parents James and Cheri Shumaker; brother Steve (Moni) Shumaker and their children Heather (Jacob) Moulten and Eric Shumaker; brother Dave (Michelle) Shumaker and their children Rachel Shumaker (Gunnar and their daughter Kennedy) and Sam Shumaker.  Mike will also be missed by his numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends. He is preceded in death by both his Shumaker and Lockey grandparents.

 

Mike was born in Arnolds Park, Iowa, on May 11, 1970 to parents James and Cheri (Lockey) Shumaker. He graduated from New Richmond High School and continued his education at both UW – Eau Claire, where he majored in marketing, and the University of St. Thomas where he completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA).  To know Mike is to know his love of HS wresting, music (especially The Who, Pearl Jam and The Replacements), So Cal, the Vikings and his childhood comic books.  However, all of that pales in comparison to the love and adoration he had for his children.

 

A celebration of life for Mike will be held on Thursday, July 28th with visitation beginning at 9 AM and the celebration of his life beginning at 11 AM at the Faith Community Church located in New Richmond, WI. Mike’s service will be livestreamed through the Faith Community Church website.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests funds be directed to his children’s ongoing educational expenses. The family has set up a Go Fund Me account or you can write a check payable to the  “Shumaker Children’s Fund”. 

 

In addition, the family is hoping to collect memories, stories and/or experiences that friends and family had with Mike to share with the children.  Please consider forwarding such information to – IrememberMikewhen@gmail.com

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    • I remember Mike when … he attended his first AA meeting at Hudson Alano club. I only knew Mike for a brief few months, but my memories of him will last for the rest of my lifetime. Mike attended meetings regularly, whether he was struggling or celebrating. Mike’s “story” was my “story”. Addiction is such a horrible disease. I have been living with it for decades. There is no cure. Only remission if we are lucky. Mike found his Higher Power, whether because of AA or in addition to AA. He was so excited about his upcoming Baptism. Sometimes he would attend our Sunday morning meetings just long enough to say hello and to let us know he was OK. Then he was off to church for a service or to do service work. He also encouraged another alcoholic who had relapsed to start coming to meetings again. This person was with me in my early recovery and I am so grateful to Mike for his encouragement. The very last time I saw Mike, we were out on the patio after a meeting just chatting. He said, “Who is going to love me?” I hugged him and said, “I love you, Mike.” I am so grateful for that final moment. He will be deeply missed. I cannot begin to express my deep condolences. In AA, we say, “Let Go. Let God. Let God’s will be done, not mine.” We also say the Serenity Prayer at every meeting. I will think of Mike for a long time to come. God bless you all.