January 6 1952 November 27 2022
Obituary John George Schumacher, 70, of Mount Vernon, Wash., passed away at home on Sunday, Nov.27, 2022, following an extended illness. John, survived by his wife Kristi Graves Schumacher, was born Jan. 6, 1952 in Pasadena, Texas, to Earl and Freda Schumacher. John’s family relocated to Washington state in 1955, settling in Bayview. In addition to his wife Kristi, John is survived by his children, Amanda McCoy, of Bellingham, Wash., and son Tyler (Molly) Schumacher, of Mount Vernon, Wash.; stepchildren Hallie C. Allen and Kendall (David) Moyle, also of Mount Vernon; his sisters, Mary Miller, Betty Schumacher and Sally Harrison; and grandchildren, Freda McCoy, LeeRoy and George Schumacher and Camden and Cale Moyle. He was preceded in death by his parents. John graduated from Burlington High School in 1970. He started working at Shell’s Anacortes refinery in 1979 and continued employment with Tesoro when they purchased the refinery in 1998. He started as a laborer and worked in a variety of positions, eventually retiring from Tesoro in 2015 as manager of West Coast Contingency Planning. During his retirement, John enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Seven Bays, Wash., boating, making and visiting friends and watching the wildlife. John possessed a quick wit and the ability to make others laugh. He had a great love of the outdoors and spent much of his life traveling, backpacking, camping, hunting and fishing. John was a talented cook and grill master. His favorite memories included entertaining family and friends as well as times spent around the campfire spinning tales with friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Northwest. John will be laid to rest in a private ceremony followed by a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John, please visit our floral store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John George Schumacher January 6 1952 November 27 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Mount Vernon, state: Washington