Junice Schuhmacher, 1932-2018

Published 1:00 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

Funeral services for Junice L. Schuhmacher, 85, of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Junice Schuhmacher

Junice died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Junice Lenore Schuhmacher was born Sept. 9, 1932, at home in London Township, the daughter of Carl and Bessie (Johnson) Rasmusson. She was baptized and confirmed at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church in rural Glenville. She attended school in Albert Lea.

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On April 14, 1949, Junice married LaVern Schuhmacher. Together they had eight children. Junice was a wonderful mother and homemaker. In addition to caring for her family, she waitressed at various restaurants for over 40 years, beginning and ending at the Elks Club. Junice was a member of First Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed quilting and being a part of the circle. She enjoyed working in the kitchen, cooking and baking. She was an avid reader and loved going to the many activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Junice possessed the gift of making others feel special and loved.

Junice is survived by her children Harold (Kathleen) Schuhmacher of Waverly, Iowa, Bruce (Teresa) Schuhmacher of Albert Lea, Paul (Leslie) Schuhmacher of Evansdale, Iowa, Debra (fiance, Dennis Andersen) Morrison of Evansdale, Randy (Janine) Schuhmacher of Albert Lea, Mark Schuhmacher of Albert Lea, DeAnn (Steven) Jewell of Waterloo, Iowa, and Darla (Alan) Schnaith of Albert Lea; grandchildren Jason Schuhmacher, Kara (Douglas) Butte, Nathan Schuhmacher, Bradley Ruggles, Emily Schuhmacher, Hilary (Jon) Hendrickson, Corey (Melissa) Morrison, Carrie Morrison, Amy (Harlin) Klimmek, Angie (Brett) Wuerflein, Jacob Helgeson, Jeremy Helgeson, Zachary Schnaith and Courtney (fiance, Kyle Sargent) Schnaith; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother, Clifford Rasmusson; brother-in-law, Mervin (Bonnie) Schuhmacher; and two nieces and two nephews.

Junice was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Bessie; husband, LaVern; son-in-law, Harold Morrison; brother, Irvin (Lucille) Ofstedal; and sister-in-law, Shirley Rasmusson.

Blessed be her memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Peace & Power.