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Dorothy R. Schum, 89, St. Meinrad

Dorothy R. Schum, 89, of St. Meinrad, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery. 

She was born February 21, 1931, in St. Meinrad, to John and Mary (Fetter) Fendel. She was united in marriage with Robert “Bob” Schum on June 18, 1949, in Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of St. Meinrad Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed birdwatching, cooking and baking, she was famous for her fried chicken, working in her flower beds (roses were her favorite), making ceramic pieces, being with family and friends and attending country music shows.

Surviving are her husband, Robert “Bob” Schum; two daughters, Donna Hagedorn of Dale and Becky (Mark) Fella of Santa Claus; two sons, Larry (Cynthia) Schum of Arizona and Kenny (Deb) Schum of Bristow; five grandchildren, Phil (JoAnn), Jason (Martha), Aaron (Sheila) Hagedorn, Amanda (Josh) Kalb, and Colton (Jenny) Schum; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; four sisters-in-law, Alvina Fendel of St. Meinrad, Esther Gehlhausen and Verena Tretter of Ferdinand, and Beverly Vowels of Evansville; and one brother-in-law, Mike Schum of Dale. 

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Alois, Sylvester, Anthony, Urban and Albert “Cat” Fendel; two sisters, Marie (Joe) Woebkenberg and Loraine (Wayne) Simons; and one son-in-law, Albert Hagedorn. 

Private services were held Friday, December 18 at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand, followed by graveside services in Mary Help of Christians Church Cemetery in Mariah Hill. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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