Chaplain John W. Schumacher, Colonel (USA Retired), has been promoted to heaven to be with the Lord that he so loved and faithfully served. He died February 5, 2021 at his home in Arizona.
John served the Charis Fellowship for more than 50 years.
He retired from active duty in June, 1995 after 30 years of distinguished service. He then served as the endorsing agent for the Fellowship for 22 years, retiring in May 2017. During his years as the endorsing agent, more than 20 men were accessioned as chaplains to represent our Fellowship. With his wife, Martha, he traveled extensively to visit the chaplains and their families, providing encouragement and guidance.
A complete obituary and information about a memorial service will be posted here when it is available.