Paul Amos Schumann was born September 9, 1935, in rural South English, Iowa to William and Ruth (Grove) Schumann. Paul attended South English Elementary School and also Kinross High School. Paul was married to Dorothy Burkholder on June 1, 1956, at the Wellman Mennonite Church in Wellman, Iowa. Paul was a lifetime farmer. He enjoyed his family and working on the farm. He was an active member of the Wellman Mennonite Church. He served in the 1-W Service in Des Moines at the Methodist Hospital as an orderly, worked with Mennonite Disaster Service, and hosted Fresh-Air children and exchange students. Paul passed away May 9, 2022, in Kalona, Iowa at the home of his daughter at the age of 86 years.
Paul is survived by six children: David (Grace) Schumann of Wellman, Debra (Darrell) Kudobe of Mount Pleasant, Wesley (Brenda) Schumann of Dickinson, ND, Delwin (Pamela) Schumann of Des Moines, Beverly (Stephen) Stude of Brewster, MN, and Candelina (Curtis) Helmuth of Kalona. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren: Kristin (Ben) Peiffer, Tonia (Shawn) Poole, Kyle Kudobe, Rachel (Barron) Davis, Emily (Zach) Sunderland, Joshua (Ashley) Schumann, Jacob (Jacque) Schumann, Nathaniel (Cydney) Stude, Nicholas (Briana) Stude, Matthew Stude, William Schumann, Hannah Schumann, Cierra Helmuth, Niva Helmuth, Jaimee Helmuth, Molly Helmuth, Makayla Helmuth and 14 great grandchildren. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy and brother Harold Schumann.
A Funeral Service will be held 10:30 am Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Wellman Mennonite Church in Wellman. Burial will be in the Wellman Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. A memorial fund has been established for Wellman Mennonite Church or Iowa City Hospice.