In Memoriam


Kathy  (Schumacher) Swanson

February 24, 2017


Obituary & Life History


Remembering Kathy Swanson Schumacher

Kathy G. Schumacher age 70 of St. Paul passed away peacefully February 24, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul MN, following a yearlong battle with cancer. She attended Agassiz Elementary in Minneapolis, went to St. Louis Park High School, and she was a graduate of Gallaudet University class of 1973. Kathy will be remembered for her pioneering work as one of the first advocates for deaf women victims of domestic violence, and helped Battered Women's shelters create greater accessibility for deaf women. She volunteered on many committees and was also active with Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens. Kathy had a great heart for everything and everyone, and her sense of humor will not be forgotten by the many people she touched over the years.



Preceded in death by daughter, Robyn, brother John, father Cletus Swanson. Survived by son Derek and granddaughter Breanna; sister Joan and mother Alma Swanson.


Memorial service Thursday March 9, 2017 at 12 p.m. Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 2901 38th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Visitation one hour prior to service at church. Please join family and friends at 1:30 p.m. for a Celebration of Life at Thompson Hall, 1824 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.


The family would appreciate donations of a salad or dessert at Thompson Hall.



Janet Gehlbach

MDSC Secretary




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