Funeral services were held on February 6 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor James Steen officiating. Burial was in the Swan Cemetery in Swan, Iowa on February 7, with Pastor John Claussen officiating.
Ron was born on May 18, 1970 in Des Moines, to Ron and Loretta (Waul) Schumann. He attended school in Pleasantville and also Cherokee, graduating in 1989. Following high school he attended Northwestern College in Orange City for two years, where he ran track.
Ron excelled in all of his sports activities and was one of only two young men who lettered in every sport that Cherokee offered.
Ron worked for Schutt Construction while attending college and later at the Wilson Packing Plant of Cherokee. Ron most recently worked for Hy-Vee Distribution Center in both Chariton and Cherokee, and one of his favorite activities was helping out at the Cherokee Country Club in ground and greens maintenance.
Ron was a member of the Little Sioux Wildlife Association and the Cherokee Country Club. He also played softball in the recreation league in Cherokee, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, league dart tournaments, and Florida State athletics. Ron had a fun- loving personality and everyone loved to be around him. His greatest enjoyment was entertaining his friends.
He was preceded in death by a cousin Terry Schumann, his grandparents, William and Cleo Schumann, and Emmett Waul.
He is survived by his parents, Ron and Loretta Schumann; sisters Jeanie Murphy and her husband Ray of Swan; and Barbara Lerdal and her husband Roger, of Thornton; brothers Larry Schumann and his wife Jennifer of Madrid,Ia. and William Schumann of Cherokee and his girl friend, Angela Maas, of Omaha, Neb.; his grandmother, Rena Waul of Cherokee, and many nieces and nephews.