Deacon candidate dies in car accident two months before ordination

The Deacon's Bench | 7/15/2018 | Staff
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Details from the Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin:

Paul Schumacher’s life was cut short on Sunday [July 8], exactly two months shy of the date set for his ordination as a deacon in the Catholic Church.

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Schumacher, 58, of Mount Pleasant, was driving home from a visit with his father, who lives in the dementia ward of a nursing home in the Green Bay area, when his vehicle was struck by a motorcyclist in the Town of Morrison in Brown County. Both the motorcyclist and Schumacher died at the scene.

Schumacher’s wife, Lisa, said her husband and his classmates were looking forward to beginning their work in the diaconate.

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“They could not wait to be ordained and get out there and get into the community and help people,” she said.

Paul Schumacher had been taking classes through the Milwaukee...
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