Bradley J. Schumacher
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Bradley J. Schumacher, age 63 of Crofton, Nebraska, died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on August 28, 2015

A Mass of a Christian Burial will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Reverend Tim Lange officiating. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers are Sarah Varga; Tiffany Panning; Ryan Schumacher; Adam Sprakel; Rob Sprakel; Bobby Nice; Josh Schumacher; Travis Schumacher; Taylor Schumacher; Jerid Schumacher. Honorary pallbearers are Grandchildren

Bradley J. Schumacher was born May 23, 1952 in Yankton, South Dakota to Raymond and Marcella (Gentrup) Schumacher. He grew up on a farm near Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1970. Brad began working for Dennis Schieffer Masonry for a few years until moving to Lynch, Nebraska, where he owned and operated B.J.'s Bar. In 1981, he moved to Randolph, Nebraska and opened B.J.'s Bar in Randolph. He worked for Terra Chemical in Bloomfield and later moved to Norfolk, Nebraska where he started Schumacher Exterminator Co and later moved his business to Crofton, Nebraska in 1986. Brad married Rita Magwire (the love of his life) on July 7, 2007 and they moved into a home they built together east of Crofton.

He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and enjoyed fishing, gardening, riding horses, playing cards,and big game hunting in the Northwest Territory. Brad had a great laugh and sense of humor. He was a wonderful man who was always willing to help others and loved to tell stories, but more than anything he loved his wife, Rita.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Schumacher of Crofton; son, Jamie (Nina) Schumacher of Washington; three step-children: Jason (Mindi) Magwire of Norfolk; Shaun (Crystal) Magwire of Winside, Nebraska; and Stacy Magwire of Taneytown, Maryland; 11 grandchildren: Chase, Kaydence, Maddox, Mace, Joey, Shailinn, Sean, Layla, Antone, Kaleb, and Brody; his mother, Marcella (Marvin) Lammers of Yankton; nine brothers and sisters: Cindy (Jim) Hilligas of Garfield, Arkansas; Dennis (Cindy) Schumacher of Crofton; Bill (Diane) Schumacher of Wausa, Nebraska; Pam Sprakel of Yankton; Carmine (Robert) Nice of Malmo, Nebraska; Keith (Rhonda) Schumacher of Howells, Nebraska; Luann (Duane) Schumacher of Bloomfield, Nebraska; John (Kristi) Schumacher of Sgt Bluff, Iowa; and Roger (Angie) Schumacher of Sarepta, Louisiana. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Schumacher; and grandparents: Conrad and Mary Gentrup and John and Margaret Schumacher.

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My deepest sympathy on your loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Denise Lammers Webbert



From our family, Duane (1st cousin to Rita), Connie, Bryce/family & Tony,,,,Our utmost sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you ALL! Praying, "Our Heavenly Father" will sustain you!

Connie Leapley

To the entire Schumacher family, my thought's and prayer's are with you at this difficult time.

Peg (Bockholt) Roberts

Rita & family: May God comfort you & be with you in the days to follow. We share your loss and send our love and deepest sympathy! "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. Psalm 55:22"

Brian and Tami Hoffman

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Rhonda Oltjenbruns - Johnson's Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Norfolk, NE

My thought's and prayers are with all of the family at this very sad time. "GOD BLESS"

Jennifer (Bockholt) Good

Sorry for your loss of such a great man. He will be missed by all who knew him

Terry sparr

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  I pray for strength and courage for the days ahead.

Fred Douglas

Bill and Family, we are so sorry to learn of your brother's death. My the happy memories be forever tucked away in your heart.

Paul & Helen Riley  Essex, Ia.

My Sympathy to the Schumacher Family in all sincereity from the Bill & Hilda Bruns Family.  May God be his protector. May he rest in peace.

Viola M. Suhr ( First Cousin )

Our deepest sympathies. Your in our thoughts & Prayers.

Scott & Bonnie Lentz

Rita and family:  Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you. Take comfort in knowing God is with you.

Craig and Jean Unkel

Dear LuAnn and all of the family,

I'm so very sorry to hear about your brother.  I remember you talking about going over to Lynch to BJ's Bar and how much fun you had.  I never met him, but if he was anything like the Schumachers I knew in Crofton, he was a really nice guy.  Prayers for all of you. 

~ Kathy

Rita and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Dear Rita and family, my heart goes out to you at this most difficult time.  I will have you in my prayers.

Len Magwire

Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you.  May God give you strength.

Belinda and the Halsey family

Our sympathy goes out to Brads family. We will miss his horse and hunting stories and above all his sense of humor and one of a kind laugh. Things wont be the same with out Brad brightening our day.

Bob Boeckman

Rita and Brads family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Rita, I'm not sure we ever met but i had the pleasure of spending a lot of time years ago with Brad because of Jeff. He was truly loved by all of us, Jeff, taylor, andrew and myself. What a wonderful friend/man. Heaven has gained one of the finest!

You are all in my thoughts and prayers,

Patty (Dreesen) Ticknor

My deepest sympathy to Brads family, So sorry for your loss.

Linda Stogsdill

To the entire Schumacher family. So sorry for your loss. I will always remember his bright smile and laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brian Nohr

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Was so sorry to hear of your loss.

Denis Thomson

I am just so sorry about Brads sudden death. He was always the nicest guy and I only hope and pray the love of a large family sustains you all as only the passage of time may ease your pains.

May he rest in peace, and may you all find strength in your memories and the love you sustain for him as you look back over his life.

Ruthie (Lange) Seaman

My thoughts and prayers to the entire Schumacher family.

Matt Frandsen

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