Norman E. Scheumann

    Norman E. "Pappy" Scheumann, 86, of Preble, passed away at 2:37 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born on Monday, February 15, 1926, in Wells County, to the late Henry and Edna (Buuck) Scheumann.
    Norman married Wilda Bradtmueller on May 19, 1951; she survives, in Preble.
    He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 43. Norman was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble. He was a founding member of the Preble Volunteer Fire Department, having volunteered for over 50 years, during which time he was the fire chief for many years. He was an Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association 50-year member.
    Norman retired in 1988 from Fruehauf Trailer Company after 38 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked part-time at Preble Feed & Grain and as a custodian for North Adams Community Schools, at Bellmont High School.
    Among survivors are his sons, Kerry L. (Linda) Scheumann of Preble; Warren D. (fiancee Lori Hanes) Scheumann of Decatur; Marlin W. (Lisa) Scheumann of Decatur; Nolan G. (Corene) Scheumann of Decatur; Darren L. (Trisha) Scheumann of Decatur; sisters, Lorna Lepper of New Haven; Ardina (Ivan) Lepper of Hoagland; brothers, Wilmer (Karen) Scheumann of Columbia City; Clarence (Judy) Scheumann of Monroeville; Donald E. (Teresa) Scheumann of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Emily (Adam) Minnich; Natalie (Stuart) Aspy; Kaylee Scheumann; Brooke Scheumann; Marissa Scheumann; Daniel Scheumann; and Felicia Scheumann; three step-grandchildren, Nathan Weishuhn, Levi Hanes, and Carlli Hanes; and one great-grandson, Clayton Minnich.
    He was preceded in death by one brother a and sister-in-law, Marvin (Marcile) Scheumann, and one brother-in-law, Edgar Lepper.
    Visitation will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the prayer service at the funeral home on Wednesday.
    A 10:15 a.m. prayer service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, also at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble; Worship For Shut Ins; or Family Life Care Hospice.
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