Oct. 20, 1937-April 15, 2004
DENVER, Colo. -- Delmer "Del" Wayne Schuman, 66, a long time resident of the Imperial area, died Thursday (April 15, 2004) at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo.
He was born Oct. 20, 1937, to Albert and Mary Schuman in Hayes County. He grew up on the family farm in Hayes County. He attended elementary school nearby and high school in Hayes Center. After graduating from high school, he taught at a rural elementary school. He also began attending McCook Community College, pursuing a teaching degree.
On June 8, 1957, he married Carol Lee Rucker of Hayes Center. The couple settled in Imperial, where Del taught at Imperial Elementary School. A few years later, he became principal and began pursuing a masters degree at Colorado Teachers College (now known as the University of Northern Colorado) over the course of many summers.
He continued at Imperial Elementary until 1979, when he took a hiatus to pursue a personal business and also worked for a local business. Seven years later he worked for the Champion and Lamar schools as a teacher and later as a principal, where he remained until his illness in November of 2003.
He volunteered at the manor, teaching Sunday School and interacting with the residents for 17 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kay, Jack and Maurice; infant twin sisters; and infant granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Carol of Imperial; two sons, Jeff Schuman and wife, Diane of Highland Ranch, Colo., and Terry Schuman and wife, Leslie of Westminister, Colo.; three daughters, Lori Schuman of Arvada, Colo., Marilee Wallin and husband, Jeff of Imperial and Julie Swan and husband, Tim of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, Carl Schuman and wife, Delores of Greeley, Colo., and Neil Schuman and wife, Margaret of Aurora, Colo.; and 11 grandchildren.
Services are Tuesday, 10 a.m. (MST), at the Wellington School Gymnasium in Imperial with Bill Lewis of the Westside Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.