Lyle C. Schumacher

Lyle C. Schumacher

Lyle C. Schumacher, 83, of Watertown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Rainbow Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.

Lyle was born on June 29, 1936, in Oak Grove, the son of Carrol and Doris (Druecke) Schumacher. He married the love of his life, Judy Paulsen, on March 31, 1984, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown where he was a lifelong member. The couple enjoyed 35 years of marriage. Lyle proudly served our country in the United States Army for three years, serving in the Korean War. He worked as a tool and die maker at Eaton Corp. for 42 1/2 years. Lyle loved sports, especially motorsports, he had a passion for NASCAR racing and many other types of auto racing. He had a passion for hot cars and working on his 1980 trophy truck. Above all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to have known him.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Kelly (Randy) Braunschweig of Watertown, Bryan Paulsen of Watertown, and Deb (Curt) Pederson of Sun Prairie; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Cody), Katie (Ted), Melanie (Ryan), Brianna (Michael), Eric and Kendra; three great-grandchildren, Stella, Penny, and Zane; his sisters, Barbara (Bill) Mullin, Mary Lee Peterman and Janet Schumacher; and his loving companion LJ. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service for Lyle will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Todd Iverson presiding. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials in Lyle's honor to Immanuel Lutheran Church, UW Cancer Center in Johnson Creek, and Rainbow Hospice would be appreciated.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place an online condolence please visit

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home

213 S. Fifth St. Watertown