Charlotte and Donald Schumm

Charlotte A. Schumm, 81, and Donald F. Schumm Sr., 82, both of Tiffin, died together at 6:35 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013.

Charlotte was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Tiffin, to Edmund and Mary (Blaes) Szablewski.

Donald was born July 23, 1930, in Tiffin, to George and Elizabeth (Dowdell) Schumm.

Donald and Charlotte were married Oct. 20, 1951, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.

Survivors include a son, Donald F. Schumm Jr. of Tiffin; six daughters, Ruth (Leslie) Bowman and Virginia Schumm, both of Tiffin, Susan Fitch of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Carolyn (Donald) Echelberry of Tiffin, Deborah (Danny) Collins of Columbus and Rose (Andrew) Crabtree of Tiffin; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Charlotte also is survived by a brother, Ralph (Teresa) Szablewski of Tiffin and a sister, Barbara (Charles) Fair of Centerburg. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Robert, Louis and Edmund Szablewski, and two sisters, Phyllis Sturdevant and Martha Lewis.

Donald also is survived by a brother, Thomas (Annie) Schumm; a sister, Mary Scherger; and a brother-in-law, Victor Reamer, all of Tiffin. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Robert and James Schumm, and a sister, Elizabeth Reamer.

Charlotte was a homemaker and a Girl Scout leader. Donald was a 1949 Calvert High School graduate. He retired in 1993 after more than 30 years at Whirlpool Corp., Clyde. They both were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and Tiffin Eagles No. 402.

A combined visitation for Charlotte and Donald will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113, with a wake service at 5:45 p.m.

Prayers will be said at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the funeral home followed by their funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Szybka. The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. The burials will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to St. Francis Home in care of the funeral home.

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