Ruth (Rudie) Schumal, (the best mother, grandmother and friend) 80, Green Bay, went to Heaven peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 17th, following a courageous 2 year battle with cancer.
Ruth was born June 13, 1941, in Green Bay to the late Alden and Mildred Lecoque. She graduated from West High School, where she still talked about Conway Twitty driving by and honking on his way out of town. Rudie married Bob Schumal, her Elvis look alike, on October 19, 1963. Rudie will be fondly remembered for so many wonderful things; the greatest is her love for her family, especially her pride and joy, Brandon (her boy as she would proudly say) Rudie’s goal was to make it to Brandon’s graduation, we know she’ll be watching as his guardian angel. She loved watching Brandon play baseball and said she will now help him get the balls over the fence. Baseball was in her blood after watching Bob play for years and the friends they made along the way. She enjoyed watching all games, especially the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, as well as her beloved Cubs. Rudie also loved football but enjoyed tailgating even more than the actual game. We always called her a fickle Bear fan; deep down, we think she did like those Packers, but knew how much her hubby, daughter and grandson loved the Bears, so she pretended for them. Rudie enjoyed bowling and was quite good in her day, she made so many wonderful lifelong friends at the alley. Everyone that met Rudie, loved her immediately.
Survivors include her beloved daughter Dana Black, her grandson Brandon Black (her reason for living and fighting) and his caring/loving girlfriend, Bianca. Her best friend who helped care for her for over a year, Joanne Black (Brandon’s grandma and our earthly angel); Her brother- in -law Rusty Schumal; her niece Jody (Steveo) Engebos; her nephews, Rick (Becky) Schumal; Bill (Molly) Schumal and so many wonderful friends. Everyone that knew Rudie were family to her.
In addition to her parents and in-laws, she was proceeded in death by her husband Bob Schumal, brother Mark Lecoque and sister-in-law Judy Schumal.
Our dear friends and family; With the current pandemic, our primary concern is keeping those we love safe, therefore we will be holding a private funeral. Please know we feel all the love and know your thoughts and prayers are with us.
Blessed is the word to use when thanking everyone, we are blessed beyond. God has given us so many people that have done so many wonderful things – I wish I could list you all!! The staff at the Bellin Cancer team, especially Doctor de Villa and Catherine who have been by our side from the start, along with Deb, the angel at the front desk that was always there when we needed a hug. The entire Unity team was needed more than we could have ever imagined. Dr. David Sze (Tammy), her doctor, but friend first, who has taken care of her for years and years.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary to celebrate Rudie's kind heart and love for her cats!
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The Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.
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