Gathering to say goodbye

Engine 2 starts on the procession route with the casket and turnout gear.

Engine 2 starts on the procession route with the casket and turnout gear.

Firefighters, friends, family and the community gathered at Carthage College Siebert Chapel, Thursday, to say goodbye to Kenosha Fire Lt. Scott Schumacher, from Trevor, WI. Scott died February 25th after a long battle with cancer. He had been a member of the Harvard Fire Department for seven years and Kenosha Fire Department for 16 years. Scott was involved Kenosha Firefighters C.A. R. E. and Lakeland Little League.

International Association of Firefighters  5th District President Tom Thornberg and Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin President, Mahlon Mitchell presented the Martin Lee Pierce commemorative medal and line of duty death medallion.

The bagpipers who participated included the Kenosha Area Pipes and Drums Association, along with other musicians from places such as Milwaukee, Chicago, and Madison.

Battalion Chief Matthew Haerter gives the eulogy.

Lifelong friend, co-worker, Battalion Chief Matthew Haerter gives the eulogy.

Lakeland Little League had a statement on their website.

Thursday, February 26
Scott Schumacher Announcement

The entire Lakeland family extends our condolences to the family of Scott Schumacher, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday.

Scott was a huge supporter of baseball in our community, helping make Lakeland run smoothly as a coach, manager, and the president-elect of our board of directors.

Scott was a man of service who gave his time generously and passed his expertise to countless young players. Though he managed some of our most advanced youngsters on district and travel teams, Scott particularly enjoyed working with players who were new to the game, teaching them with patience and compassion.

We will miss his tireless work ethic, his dedication, leadership and his love of the game.

 

Loading the casket.

Loading the casket.

Firefighters and law enforcement walk through.

Firefighters and law enforcement walk through.

The procession travelled to Station 7, by the Kenosha Airport. There a small, private ceremony for family and the department was held.

The procession traveled to Station 7, by the Kenosha Airport. There a small, private ceremony for family and the department was held.

Station 7, with the bunting over the bay door.

Station 7, with the bunting over the bay door.

Some of the Departments who participated were:

Town of Burlington Fire Department

Racine Co Sheriff

Kenosha Police Department

Racine Fire Department

Medical Director

Madison Fire Department

Tichigan Fire Company

Kansasville Fire Department

Huntley Fire Protection District

Scout Leaders Rescue Squad

Somers Fire Department

Silver Lake Fire Department

Twin Lakes Fire – Rescue

City of Burlington Fire Department

Town of Paris Fire Department

Winthrop Harbor Fire Department

Greenville Fire Rescue

LJH Ambulance

Spring Grove Fire Protection District

Cudahy Fire Department

South Shore Fire Department

Fox Lake Fire and Rescue

West Allis Fire Department

City of Waukesha Fire Department

West Bend Fire Department

Bristol Fire and Rescue

Woodstock Fire and Rescue

Gurnee Fire Department

Town of Salem Fire and Rescue

Town of Randall

Waukegan Fire Department

Caledonia Fire Department

Vernon Fire Department

Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue

North Chicago Fire Department

Kenosha Co Sheriff

McHenry CO Sheriff

Pleasant Prairie Police

City of Harvard Police

Harvard Fire Protection District

 

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