Henry "Spark" Ervin Schummer

April 9, 1933 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 86)

Henry “Spark” Schummer, 86, of Becida, MN joined his loving wife, Julia of 57 years on July 22, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Schummer’s Backwoods Bar and Grill. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bemidji.

Henry Ervin Schummer was born April 9, 1933 in Laporte to Henry and Ruth (Evans) Schummer. On June 2, 1956 he married Julia “Julie” Gillette from Princeton, MN. Spark always had a good story to tell and had many to share. He would take all the time in the world to visit with family and friends while sharing stories. You could always hear him say “Do you want a beer or a drink” it’s in the fridge. He bestowed a loyalty of family and hard work ethic to his kids and grandkids. Spark was never a stranger to a good days work in a semi, skidder or a tractor. To this day there are many hunting and fishing stories that will forever put a smile on our faces. Sparks daughters will carry on his love for storytelling and memories for years to come.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan (Brian) Hadrava of Laporte, Linda (Conrad) Christopherson of Mizpah, Sandra (Terry) Tollefson of Becida and Missi (Rance) Bahr of Becida; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and close friend of the family, Scott Devor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Julie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Adult Day Services of Bemidji.

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