Martin J. Schumacher, Sr., 97, of Barnesville, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on Feb. 24, 1921, in Woodsfield, to the late William and Mary (Alig) Schumacher.
Martin was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville. He was a member of the Barnesville Rotary Club and was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Martin and his wife Dorothy, were avid farmers and gardeners and operated the Schumacher Family Pumpkin Patch. Martin was a co-founder and very active with the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival for many years.
In addition to his parents, Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Schumacher on May 21, 2012; son, Thomas H. Schumacher; and eight siblings.
Martin is survived by two sons: Martin J. (Terri) Schumacher of Barnesville and Ronald E. (Robin) Schumacher of Lancaster, South Carolina; two daughters: Mary Ann (Sonny) Miller of Columbus and Norma J. (Bud) Matko of St. Clairsville; 12 grandchildren: Michelle (Chris) Rangus, Malinda (Timothy) Moloney, Melanie Miller, Melissa (Dave) Bonvino, Ronna (John) Egan, Ryan (Nicole) Schumacher, Russell Schumacher, Thoue (Jeff) Bronowski, Justin (Cara) Matko, Matthew (Valerie) Schumacher, Timothy Schumacher and Britny Schumacher; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville. Burial followed in Assumption Cemetery in Barnesville.
Memorial contributions may be made in Martin's name to the Assumption Church Youth, 306 W. Main St., Barnesville, OH.