Edward R. Schum, 61, Ferdinand

Edw SchumEdward R. Schum, 61, of Ferdinand, died Friday (October 9) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg June 25, 1954, to Victor E. and Mary Helen (Weyer) Schum. He married Elizabeth J. “Betty” Hartings April 8, 1978.

Edward was a truck driver for OT Trucking. He was a former construction worker and farmer, enjoyed being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends He was a graduate of Dale High School, a lifelong member of St. Ferdinand Parish, and a cornea donor.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. “Betty” Schum; three daughters, Gwen Boeglin and husband Alvin, and Emily Schipp and husband Adam, all of Ferdinand, and Katie Wickizer and husband Adam, Williamsburg, Virginia; six grandchildren, Owen, Avari, and Easton Boeglin, Addison and Kenley Schipp, and Olive Wickizer; two sisters, Jane Daunhauer and husband Melvin, and Ruth Hoppenjans and husband Dan, all of Ferdinand; one brother, Dan Schum and his wife Mary, Ferdinand; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family or to the St. Ferdinand Church Renew Project. Online at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church with burial following in St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery.

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