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William Leo Sheumaker

July 2, 1915 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 102)

Leo (William) Sheumaker, age 102, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home.

He was born on July 2, 1915 in Davis County, Iowa, the son of Oscar and Della (Fortune) Sheumaker.  Leo was united in marriage to Lorrene Lamb on March 18, 1939 in Lancaster, Missouri.  The couple celebrated seventy four wonderful years of marriage together, until Lorrene's passing on October 16, 2013.

In 1951, Leo opened Sheumaker Repair and Hardware in Centerville, Iowa.  Dedicated to his business for several decades, Leo sold, repaired, and sharpened lawn mowers and chainsaws.  He also sold many wood stoves throughout his years of ownership.  Leo retired from his business in the early 1990s. 

He enjoyed several hobbies throughout his lifetime, including traveling with his wife Lorrene to visit family members, especially trips to visit the grandchildren.  Leo also enjoyed woodworking in his retirement.

Leo possessed a strong affiliation with the Church of the Nazarene in Centerville.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Floyd) Sandford of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren, Susan Sandford, Steph Cherrywell, Christine Sheumaker, Sharon Sheumaker, and Jamie Sheumaker; ten great grandchildren; as well as eight nephews and two nieces.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorrene; two children, Jim Sheumaker and Arden Carl Sheumaker; five siblings, Mary Brunk, Anabelle Sheumaker, Don Sheumaker, Dale Sheumaker, and Deo Sheumaker; three nieces; and one nephew.

A visitation will take place from 12-2 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.  Burial will follow in the West Grove Cemetery.  Memorials have been established to either the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Cancer Society and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at     


 Service Information

December 30, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

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