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Jerry L. Schuchmann

August 18, 1935 - May 23, 2007

Jerry L. Schuchmann

CHATHAM – Jerry L. Schuchmann, 71, of Chatham, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at his residence in Milam, TX.

He was born August 18, 1935 in Centralia, IL, the son of George O. and Madeline Thomas Schuchmann. He married R. Darlene O’Dell of Robinson on June 2, 1958 in Richmond, TX. His parents; one sister, Norma Rueter; and one son-in-law, Jeffrey E. Naab, preceded him in death.

Mr. Schuchmann of owner and manager of Rental Properties in Springfield. He was a successful heart transplant recipient in 1994 and succumbed to cancer in his last days. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of Amvets and Springfield Underwater Search and Rescue Team (SUSART). He enjoyed fishing, especially at Lake Springfield, where he lived for 39 years.

Survivors: wife, R. Darlene Schuchmann of Chatham; one daughter, Sharon D. Naab of Springfield; two sons, Jerry L. (wife, Linda L.) Schuchmann of Friendswood, TX and Larry D. (companion, Yvonne James) Schuchmann of Springfield; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joanne Morris of Springfield and Mildred Carson of Sherman; one brother, Richard Schuchmann of Riverton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Lakes Area Hospice, 254 Ethel St., Jasper, TX 75951.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Saturday, June 2, 2007. Services: 12:00 noon, Saturday, June 2, 2007. Burial: Chatham Memorial Cemetery in Chatham, IL, where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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