Joseph F. Schumacher

schumacherphotoDWIGHT – Joseph F. Schumacher, 53, of Dwight and formerly of Coal City, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago. He was born October 30, 1962 in Chicago, son of Joseph and Elizabeth LaRosa Schumacher. He married Jennifer Altmyer July 17, 1993 in Bradley. She survives in Dwight. He is also survived by sons:  Dean Altmyer, Anthony (Crystal Wisniewski), and Joshua Schumacher, all of Dwight; a sister, Bernedette (Sam) De of Georgia; granddaughter, Elizabeth Schumacher of Dwight; two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Kathleen Brainard. Joe attended Coal City Schools, graduating from Coal City High School in 1983. He was an avid animal lover and cared for everything from a cockatoo to a rooster. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. A time of fellowship was held from 1 until 3 p.m., Saturday, at the United Methodist Church of Dwight. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorials may be directed to the Family of Joseph, and on-line condolences may be left at