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Michael Duane Schomaker

June 15, 1949 - February 4, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Michael Duane Schomaker

Michael Duane Schomaker

Born: June 15, 1949
Died: February 4, 2020
Age: 70

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     Michael Duane Schomaker, the son of Delbert and Mabel (Miller) Schomaker was born June 15, 1949 in Spencer, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Spencer area, where he attended school and graduated from Spencer High School.

     Mike attended brick laying school, before joining the National Guard. He married Margaret Hubbard on October 18, 1969 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albert City, IA. He worked for several construction companies, before starting his own business, Schomaker Construction in 1974. He married Robin Gunn on October 21, 2019 at their home in their kitchen with close family present along with their matchmakers, Neal and Cindy Drefke.

     Mike enjoyed finding cars and fixing them up, attending car shows, garage tours, drawing, listening to music, finding excuses to build things, spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Black Knights in Estherville, IA and Iowa Great Lakes Antique Car Club.

     Mike passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his home in Spencer, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret in 2004, one brother Bruce Schomaker, and one grandson, Austin Roberts.

     Left to cherish his memory are his Wife Robin of Spencer, IA; 2 children, Lori Roberts of Dickens, IA, and “JR” Michael Peter Schomaker (Joanna Norgaard) of Spencer, IA; 8 grandchildren, Shae and Melany Roberts, “Tater”, Mike, Hannah, Layla, PJ, Landen and “Squirt” Gunn; one brother, Peter (Marla) Schomaker of Gladbrook, IA; one sister, Jann (Larry) Arends of Spencer, IA; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

SERVICES
Memorial services will take place 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 8, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jeff Geiger
CASKET BEARERS
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS:
Ron Runkle
John Putnam
Neal Drefke
Denny Stevenson
Chris Stevenson
Rich Slawson
VISITATION
Visitation will take place Friday, February 7, starting at 3:00 P.M., with family present from 5-7:00 P.M.
MUSIC
"Oh God Our Help In Ages Past"
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
"Amazing Grace"
INTERMENT
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa
At a later date.

Condolences

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:34 PM
“As a building contractor dad always turned to Mike for his concrete work and considered him a friend . Growing up I remember his cool custom automotive work . Our thoughts prayers and condolences. ”
- Brian And Sadra Kunert
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:40 PM
“I was so very suprised and saddened to hear of your family's loss. May you be comforted with the wonderful memories of Mike. Since a child, he had such a kind soul and I was fortunate to have called him my childhood friend. I will always remember his comical personality, his warmth, and kind heart. Be comforted in the family legacy he has left and remember the good memories of who he was. May he rest now and walk with our heavenly father. You are all in our families prayers at this sorrowful time. Sincerely, Vicki and Greg”
- Vicki J Piasecki
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10:00 PM
“Robin, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You two made a great pair. The grief you now experience is a testimony of the love you shared. You are in my prayers. ”
- Carolyn Gustin
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:08 PM
“I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know these days may seem empty without Mike around. While I am sure your grief will not really go away, I hope your memories will be a comfort. ”
- Jo DeMars
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:08 PM
“My phone must have auto corrected. Our condolences to the whole Schomaker family.!”
- Mark Carey
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:08 PM
“Lori and Jr and family we are heartsick at the loss of Mike. He was always part of of our lives when we lived in Spencer and your sweet mother! They are all together now and I hope it makes it a little easier although I know nothing does. Love to you all Jean and JR.”
- Jean and Stan Tripp
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:53 AM
“Robin and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you during these times. You spent many wonderful, happy years together. May you find peace knowing that the cancer is no longer harming Mike.
Sending love and prayers from New Mexico,
Cara & Mark Ivey”
- Cara ivey
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:16 AM
“I remember Mike from my years at Burger King. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Mark Pearson
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“My goodness what a character he was! I never had a short conversation with Mike as he always had a slew of stories to tell - all of them hilarious! My sincere condolences to JR, Robin and the whole Schindler family. He will be missed!”
- Mark Carey
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“Lori and Jr So sorry for ur loss Mike was one of the best and will me missed . Great father grandfather and friend. RIP my friend Prayers to you and yours ”
- Jim Lashbrook
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:44 PM
“J.R. We would like to thank you for sharing your Dad with me in the house project. Wonderful experience.”
- Gary pithan
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:53 PM
“To the family of Mike Schomaker
Not enough can be said about Michael, Family man, loved his autos, enjoyed his work, loved people, got along with everyone, especially little children. God will be blessed with another Angel entering the gates of heaven. All our Love and Prayers- The Cretsinger Families”
- Craig Cretsinger, Lyle Cretsinger, Karen Cretsinger
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:34 PM
“Lori And Jr words cant say how I feel and I understand how you are feeling he was a great man father grandfather and most a very great friend to me I will miss him for sure .Prayers to you and yours.”
- Jim Lashbrook
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:14 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss; we will be keeping you all in our prayers.”
- The Wilmarth family
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:45 AM
“Lori and JR, I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of us as kids when we all lived in the same neighborhood and your dad would always give us a hard time. He will be missed by many. ”
- Tammy (Woods) Horst
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“To Mike's family and friends
My heart goes out to all of you .........You have my deepest sympahties ! ”
- Rhonda Olson
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8:24 AM
“Robin, Lori, JR and families, So deeply sorry to hear about Mike. Always enjoyed when our paths crossed and with that classic Mike smile he shared life’s moments and reminisced about cars and days gone by. So enjoyed the last visit at AP car show with Mike, Robin & PJ. You three were the definition of loving family bond! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! RIP Mike! Janice Ferguson”
- Janice Ferguson
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“Lori & JR,
sorry to hear about your Dad, our thoughts & prayers are with you both & your families at this time of sadness …. heard many stories from Shoe about most things that revolved around cars & speed, now he can try and convince God to drive a Ford too.... "Godspeed Shoe" ….”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“We are very sorry for your loss. Mike was a great mason and concrete contractor. Always enjoyed visiting with him. We will miss you Mike”
- Mark & Sue Hallett
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“So sorry for your families loss. Tginking and praying for you all in this time of grief. God bless. ”
- Kassie Flannegan & Family
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“Robin and Mikes kids, we will definitely miss him at the cruises and other car gatherings. Always enjoyed visiting with him. Our hearts are breaking for you.......our deepest sympathy.”
- Jim and Mary DeBoom
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“So sorry for your loss 😓
Lifting Mike’s Family up in prayer 🙏🏻
Take care and God Bless ✝️”
- Randy and Suzanne Krukow
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“I knew Mike for over 60 years. He was a skilled craftsman and a great guy.”
- Clark Marshall
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:20 PM
“Lori and Jr I am so very sorry about the loss of your dad. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers ”
- Terra Clabaugh
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:20 PM
“JR and family, our condolences to you all. My brother Mike and your dad were best of friends for years and we all had a lot of connections from those times. Mike was a good man and will be missed greatly.”
- Jim Kunath and Family
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“Lori & girls.... Ron and I are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please, if there is anything you need, let us know. Hugs”
- Connee Woods
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“Jr., Lori, and Robin, My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I sure enjoyed visiting with Mike and listening to his stories, he will be missed by many! ((Hugs))”
- Dana and Nancy Kramer
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“God bless and keep your family Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
- john/cathy kirschbaum
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“Soooo sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I've know Mike all my life. What a great guy. Have some good memories and story's. I know he was a great dad, grampa, and mentor. May god be with you JR, Lori, and the family. Hugs
- Steve Hall
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“Lori and JR and families; We are shocked and saddened to read of the loss of your dad. He’s been a friend since he did all the cement work on our new home in 1978-79. He was a happy man, always with a smile when he’d speak of his family. I’m so sorry. He was fortunate to have made so many friends in his life. God bless you all. ❤️”
- Bob and Nira Rusk
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“Dear Lori and JR and family,
So very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. He touched so many lives. He was a good man.
God bless you and your family.”
- Margaret and Mel Molitor
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“So sorry for your loss! Still can’t be leave it ! My heart goes out to you kids and grandkids!!! God always takes the good ones! Your family was so close and he will truly be missed ! God be with you all - Shirley ”
- Shirley Dykshoorn
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:14 AM
“So sorry for your loss, prayers to your family”
- Rodney linn
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:13 AM
“Robin and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in thought and prayers. ”
- Sheena Heine
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:13 AM
“Lori and family I am so sorry to hear about Mike passing away he was a great man and a good friend to all he will be greatly missed. Heaven gained another angel so fly high Mike.”
- Val Woods
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:04 AM
“Lori Sorry to hear about your dad thoughts and prayers”
- Fayette Butler
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:04 AM
“Lots of prayers coming to you and Lori ”
- Loren and Rhonda Remillard
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“Prayers for Mike's family. We are sorry for your loss.”
- Terry & Brenda Griffin
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“To Mike's family ….. our hearts are breaking for your loss of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through the next couple of days. There are no words that can help at a time like this. His legacy lives on through his children, his grandchildren and the many friends he had. A True Gentleman has left the building. An Angel has gained his wings and he flies high. Gentle spirit watch over your family as they struggle over their loss of you. Robin, he loved you with his whole heart and soul.
- Della & Frank Jeffrey
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“So sorry for your loss....Mike was a great man.. neither him or his crazy stories will never be forgotten... he will be greatly missed”
- Jerry and Debbie Marlow
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