Frederick Edward Schuman, 76, of Hudson, Indiana, passed on November 16th, 2022, after a long battle with dementia, in Kendallville, Indiana.
Fred was born in Kendallville to Ervin and Eleanor Muesing Schuman on November 22, 1945. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1963. He met Mary Louise Moritz on Oliver Lake, and they married August 5, 1972 in Logansport. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. and M.S. in Agriculture Education. He taught at Prairie Heights, Dekalb, Clinton Central, Kent State, and South Adams (1978-2007). He graduated from Ruppert School of Auctioneering, Decatur, in 1988. He was actively involved in the National, State and local FFA organizations, Adams County 4-H, Swiss Heritage Village, Episcopalian Church Berne, and Toys for Tots.
Fred was a competitive card player and enjoyed spending time with people. After he retired, he loved boating his kids and grandkids around on Big Long Lake and watching wildlife. He was a dedicated and adventurous teacher, father, and grandfather. When you met Fred, you met a friend.
Fred was honored as the Adams County Secondary Conservation Teacher of the Year in 2000 and the Indiana State Secondary Conservation Teacher of the Year in 2002. He was presented with a Special Distinguished Award at South Adams Schools, in 2007, upon retirement. He was most happy with the achievements of his students. He earned the following achievements as an Agriculture Teacher and Coach - National Soil Judging Finals: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003. National Dairy Judging Finals|: 1984, 1986, 2004, 2005, 2006. State Latta Competition: 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995. National Quiz Bowl Competition: 1995, 1996, 2000, 2005
Fred is preceded in death by father and mother, Ervin & Eleanor Muesing Schuman.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Mary Louise Moritz Schuman. Sons Phillip (Miranda Wagner) Schuman, Corunna, Indiana, Ervin (Stephanie Martin) Schuman. Daughter Katherine Schuman (Andrew) Harman, Beaconsfield, England. Grandchildren India Schuman, John Schuman, William Schuman, Caroline Harman and Freddie Harman.
The family of Fred Schuman wish to send our thanks to Roger Harshman, Dr. Lisa Lane, Dr. Warrener, administration, nurses, all care givers at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville, Indiana, and Park View Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers the family would like to suggest the following charities – The Rescue Mission in Ft Wayne and Center for Action and Contemplation.
The Rescue Mission exists to provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.
Center for Action and Contemplation: Mission: To introduce Christian contemplative wisdom and practices that support transformation and inspire loving action.
Funeral services will be held, in the springtime, at Swiss Heritage Village, Berne.