William E. “Bill” Shumaker, 73, of Delphos, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born November 26, 1944 to Paul and Esther Shumaker. They both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Dolores Hoersten on April 26, 1969, she survives in Delphos.
He is survived by three sons, Mark Shumaker of Delphos, Greg Shumaker of Delphos, and Brian Shumaker of Delphos; three daughters, Karen Shumaker, Marci (Lee Hughes) Shumaker of Grayson, GA, and Cindy Shumaker of Delphos; grandson, Matthew Radaszewski of Grayson, GA; brothers and sisters, Urban Shumaker of Delphos, Mariella (Eugene) Meyer of Findlay, Emily Kleman of Van Wert, and Lenore (Mike) Brooker; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Paul Kleman.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a 1963 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. He had served in the National Guard from 1965-1971, he drove truck for 55 years. He retired from Oberfield’s Trucking in 2010, and he then drove truck for Beach Ridge Trucking, retiring from there in 2017. He drove his last commercial truck in February 2018. He was lifetime farmer. William loved his family, especially spending time with his grandson. He loved trucking, farming, and John Deere tractors and toys. He had traveled to over 20 different states during some of his retirement with his wife, daughters, and sometimes his grandson. He lived life to the fullest until the day he went into the hospital, where he spent the last 16 days. He was easy going and fun loving.
Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a parish wake to begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to RMS of Ohio-Day Programs in Lima for their daughter’s care or St. John’s Parish Foundation.