Michael J. Schumacher


Michael J. Schumacher, age 24, of New Prague, died Sunday, May 30, 2021, after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with cancer at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Michael was born on June 12, 1996 in New Prague to Timothy and Kim (Born) Schumacher. He graduated from New Prague High School and went on to attain his Bachelor’s Degree from Bemidji State University. He worked as a production supervisor at Super Radiator Coils in Chaska. Michael married the love of his life, Melinda M. Cunningham just 2 weeks before his death on May 14th in Isanti, Minnesota. He was a natural athlete, playing basketball, baseball, and football in high school. He enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors: hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling. He was very strong in his faith and was a man of God, always putting others first. He would always light up a room with his presence and his contagious smile. Michael was an inspiration to all who met him and got to know him. An upbeat and positive man, he was famous for his one-liners.

Michael is survived by his wife, Melinda, of New Prague; parents, Tim & Kim Schumacher of New Prague; parents-in-law, Patrick Cunningham (Kimberly Peet) of Leader, MN & Brenda Kadus (Jeffrey Pietz) of Pillager, MN; twin brother, Mitchell Schumacher of Fargo, ND; sister, Gail (Isaac) Sauer of Sendai, Japan; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Morgan Cunningham of Bemidji, Travis & Sara Pietz of Pillager, MN, Tyler Pietz of Pillager, MN, Ashlyn Peet of Leader, MN; grandparents, Gary & Anna Born of Waseca; grandmother, Carol Schumacher of Sleepy Eye. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, John Schumacher.

Celebration of Life Service, Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11:00 AM at Friendship Church in Prior Lake with Pastors Gordon & Melissa Deuel officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 4-8 PM at Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague and Saturday morning from 10 – 11 AM at church.

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