James Schumacher

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
James Schumacher

James Albert "Old Shoe" Schumacher, 84, of Mountain Home died Friday Oct. 5, 2007, with his family by his side, following a short battle with cancer.

Catholic graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Cloverdale Memorial Park in Boise, under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home, Father Eugene of Our Lady of Limerick Catholic Church was the celebrant for the services.

Jim was born in Dubuque, Iowa, on June 28, 1923.

He married the love of his life, Elaine "Boots" Roth, on July 4, 1942, in Hagerstown, Md. They moved to Boise in 1943.

Jim enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1943. His occupational specialty was airplane and engine mechanics. He received the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal.

After an honorable discharge he became a successful insurance agent. Later he established R&S Heating and Air Conditioning in Boise with his long-time friend and partner, Ken Riley.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family whether it be sitting outside on the deck, playing pool or just going for a drive, his family said. "Jim was always good company. He was an amazing grandpa and the best dad anyone could ever ask for. Jim always put everyone in front of himself. He would make sure that family was taken care of before he worried about himself."

He is survived by: three sons and daughters-in law, Mike and Susie Schumacher of Biloxi, Miss., Marvin and Ann Schumacher of Boise, and Melvin Schumacher of Meridian; his only daughter, Marcella, and her husband, Paul Trueba, of Mountain Home, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine.