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Clara H. Schomaker

Born: Sat., Dec. 6, 1919
Died: Thu., Mar. 10, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Mar. 14, 2016
Location: Notre Dame Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 14, 2016
Location: Notre Dame Catholic Church

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Clara H. Schomaker, 96, of South Bend, IN passed away on Thursday, March 10th at Sanctuary at St. Paul’s in South Bend.

She was born on December 6, 1919 in St. Louis, MO to the late Louis and Helen Wokowich. 

On May 13, 1938 in St. Louis she married Louis H. Schomaker who preceded her in death on July 24, 1974.  She was also preceded in death by two sons, Joseph and Michael, a grandson, Michael and her brothers, Robert, Jerome and Louis.

Clara is survived by two daughters, Mary L. (Dave) Szymczak and Ann M. (Michael) Jones both of Indiana; three sons, Charles A. (Margee) Schomaker of Nevada, Jerome A. (Deborah) Schomaker of Georgia and Paul A. Schomaker of Florida.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren all whom she loved and cherished.

She was member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Michigan City.  She was also a member of the Rosary Society at the church and for 40 years she was the Sacristan at the church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM (CST) on Monday, March 14th at Notre Dame Catholic Church located at 1001 Moore Road, Michigan City, IN with Fr. Keith McClellan officiating.  Friends may visit one hour prior to mass in the church.  Burial will follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1001 Moore Road, Michigan City, IN 46360.

The HANLEY & Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Schomaker family.

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Michael and Martha Riley
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
We were very sorry to read about Clara passing away. We also enjoyed seeing her at Long Beach School where she kept all the kids "in line" on the playground (including our 4 children). I enjoyed working with her as a client. Please accept our condolences.

Jennifer Mannion-Gronceski
   Posted Mon March 21, 2016
"Shoe" was a huge part of my life. I am so sad to hear of her passing. Heaven became a better place when she arrived. Prayers to the family.

Gilda Norful
   Posted Sat April 09, 2016
I read in the local paper about your loss. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family. The loss of someone in death can be one of the most difficult times one will ever have to face. I have found comfort in the words at Psalms 46: 1 which reads ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble’. May God comfort and sustain your family to get through not only this day, but many others to come (Isa 41:13). You can also find encouragement from the site: www.jw.org. Wishing you all the best at this most difficult time.

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