Delbert Schuhmacher, 1924-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Funeral services for Delbert A. Schuhmacher, 94, of Albert Lea, formerly of Myrtle, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Interment will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Delbert Schuhmacher

Delbert died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Delbert Arthur Schuhmacher was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Myrtle, the son of Arthur and Lucille (Wahlers) Schuhmacher. He grew up in Myrtle and attended District 71 School.

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On April 18, 1945, Delbert was united in marriage to Bernice Arlene Schultz in Red Lake Falls. He was a dairy farmer on the farm where he was born. Delbert was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council. He enjoyed gardening and camping in his RV. He loved to travel, and he spent many winter vacations in Texas and Arizona.

Delbert is survived by his children Lowell (Becky) Schuhmacher of Glenville and LaRae (Kelly) Oxley of Taopi; grandchildren Jody Nelson, Ryan Oxley, Brad (Amy) Schuhmacher, Shannan (Mike) Dreyer, Megan (Alex) Padilla and Nathan (MaKayla) Oxley; great-grandchildren Hayden and Nathan Nelson, Jordon, Weston and Molly Oxley, Hannah, Lauren and Jackson Schuhmacher, Tenley and Keeley Oxley, and Marci Padilla; brother-in-law, Arley Schultz; sister-in-law, Mavis Arvidson; and many nieces and nephews.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Lucille; wife, Bernice Schuhmacher; sister, Beatrice Meyer; sisters-in-law Ellen Weiss Weiland, Verna Schultz, Pat Schultz and Irene Schultz; and brothers-in-law Richard Weiss, Roger Arvidson and Kenny Weiland.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Society.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.