DARREN S. SCHUMACHER, age 37, of Wheaton,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 1st, 2013

Darren SchumacherDARREN S. SCHUMACHER, age 37, of Wheaton, died suddenly an accidental death on
August 29th.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 7th, at First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, with a Visitation from 9 AM to 11 AM in the Parlor/Chapel area. The service will be held at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary with a light luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Darren’s name to the following organizations:
Beyond OCD
2300 Lincoln Park West, Suite 206B
Chicago, IL 60614

Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control
120 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://www.dupageco.org/Friendsof DCACC/content.aspx?id=27645

Darren Schumacher is survived by his parents George C. and Terry Anne nee Holliday of Wheaton, his dear brother, David E. (Megan E.) of Villa Park and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is the nephew of: Wesley John Schumacher of Fla., Penny and Robert Gilchrist of Iowa, Paul and Mary Holliday of Portage, MI.

Darren Schumacher, was born August 9, 1976 at Central Dupage Hospital, Winfield, IL. He attended Arbor View Elementary School in Glen Ellyn. He loved playing baseball, basketball and was a good bowler. He attended Glenbard South High School where he graduated in 1994. He then went to NIU in DeKalb for two years where he struggled with severe O.C.D. He was hired at D.N.O.A., now Dearborn National in Downers Grove, where he worked for 11 years as a data entry specialist.

Darren loved sports. He was a Chicago fan for the Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears, and White Sox. He loved his two cats Toesie and Princess. Recently he began playing softball with friends from Muldoons in Wheaton in the Carol Stream Park District League. He enjoyed family reunions, seeing family members and their children. He liked to watch movies and listen to alternative music.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Info 1-888-629-0094


20 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Zetterberg (Cappetta) says:

    George & Terry,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed seeing Darren periodically over the years and watching how he and Steve matured. I can’t imagine what you must be going through at this time. I will be in Texas during the service and won’t be able to attend. I have pictures of Darren from Steve’s wedding last year. I don’t know if Darren possessed any. You are welcome to have any you would like.

    My heartfelt sympathy,

  2. Eileen says:

    Darren will be greatly missed! I had the pleasure of being his Manager at DNoA for 3 years and I can testify to what a absolute delight it was to have Darren as my employee. Very dedicated, hard working and practical human being he was. Great sense of humor and extremely caring. He always volunteered to work overtime as needed….he took one for the Team many times. Outstanding individual. My prayers go out to his Mom and Dad and his brother whom he dearly loved and talked about often. RIP D!

  3. Steven Cappetta says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about Darren. He was the best friend I could imagine. He will be terribly missed. I have many photos with him from my wedding in March that I could send to you if you would like them. I wish I could be there for the service but I just had a child a few days ago.

  4. Dana says:

    I’m still in shock…Darren and I would talk everyday it is hard to know that we can’t chat anymore. He would always make me laugh and I looked forward to our random conversations.. I have so many great memories and I’m so grateful he was part of my life. He thought when I quit DNoA that we would slowly fade from each others lives; I made sure that didn’t happen. I valued our friendship and I can’t say one bad thing about him. I didn’t expect our phone call last Tuesday would be our last…I keep going to text him bc something will remind me of him and then I have to stop myself. I wish we could have met up for lunch one more time…however it would be difficult either way. I miss him and I pray for his family and friends that are feeling pain from his loss. RIP Darren…I love you.

  5. Erik Garrett says:

    My condolences to the family. Darren was a friend from school and I am sorry to hear about his tragic death. He was a kind person and will be missed.

  6. Mary Lou Andacht says:

    We at Arbor View weep over the loss of Darren. Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers. We have so many fond memories of him. Mary Lou Andacht

  7. Denise Dalesandro-Penn says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! I went to Junior High and High School with Darren. He was such a good guy-always polite and nice to me! I am saddened to hear of his untimely passing.

  8. Martin Gilchrist says:

    Dear Terry, George and David:
    Please accept our prayers of sympathy and support during this very difficult time. Darren obviously touched many people with his kindness and friendship. His loss is so tragic, but cherish the loving memories that he provided to all.
    Barbara and Martin Gilchrist

  9. Marjorie Havlik says:

    Dear Terry, George, and David,
    My thoughts, prayers and tears are with you all at this sad and difficult time. I will always remember the sweet shy smiling six year old I knew.

  10. Marjorie Havlik says:

    the sweet smling six year old I worked with at Arbor View School.

  11. Marjorie Havlik says:

    Dear Terry and George,
    My thoughts prayers and tears are with you at this sad and difficult time. I still remember a sweet shy smiling six year old in my class and know how you must hurt now.

  12. Julie Ueleke (Janousek) says:

    My thoughts are with you all. I go back to Arbor View days with Darren. We literally grew up together from being Roadrunners to Spartans to Raiders. Darren was always smiling. I know the memories several of us have of him will last forever.

  13. Brenda says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Darren was a wonderful person. He was so funny and had such a big heart. He will be missed.

  14. Larry Rardin says:

    George and Terry,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Darren was such a great guy I know it is hard to comprehend GODs plan but know that you will be together again someday.
    All our Love
    Larry and Lauren Rardin
    Durango, CO

  15. Carmen says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Losing a loved one is so hard. Our comforter Jehovah God assures us that he is near to those broken at heart; and those crushed in spirit he saves. (Psalm 34:18) His Word also assures us that death was never intended to be something mankind would experience. What’s even more comforting is his promise at Isaiah 26:19 where He promises us that our dead loved “ones will live again. They will awake and cry out joyfully.” May your hearts be comforted with these beautiful Scriptures in this sad time. My prayers are with you.

  16. Dana says:

    Miss you Darren! Still doesn’t seem real…

  17. Susie Werner says:

    George and Terry, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news of the loss of your son Darren. My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. The loss of a child of any age is too difficult to imagine. My prayers are that your time with him was blessed.
    Thinking of you, Susie Werner

  18. Joel Carpenter says:

    I am very sad to learn of your loss. I only knew Darren for a short time. We met at Muldoons during the winter of 2010. He was the only friend I had in town as I had moved to the area from Michigan for a short time. My wife Sarah and I enjoyed his company during the time she would come to Wheaton to visit. Thank you Darren for your friendship, you will be greatly missed.

  19. Jenny Nevis says:

    I played with Darren and his brother David when we were all kids together in the Valley View neighborhood. I only just learned of his passing this week. I still live a block away from their old house and walk past it regularly thinking of all the good times we had riding bikes and playing. I have a lot of really good memories of Darren and he will be missed. My deepest sympathy and prayers to David and his parents.

  20. Dan Nevis says:

    I remember the joy Darren brought his family when he was born, and I was so excited to meet him for the first time. He often joined in games David and I played at the Schumacher house – football, baseball, wiffleball, etc. We loved having him around, because he was tough, fast, and such a sweet little boy with an infectious laugh. I regret not having had the chance to reconnect with him as an adult – from the comments above, it sounds like he grew up to be quite a good man. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing – he brought so much joy to his family and to everyone around him. My deepest sympathies to the Shumachers and to all his friends.

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