Jack Henry Schuman was born August 11, 1922, to William and Minnie (Waugh) Schuman in Kimball. He grew up and attended school at Stickney. He joined the US Navy during World War II, and served from November 1943 until March of 1946. He served in Siapan, Marianos Island, Guam and the Marshall Islands. On November 22, 1947, he married Dorothy Krell, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in White Lake. He served in the US Army in California from September of 1949 until August of 1952 during the Korean War. When he returned, he was employed with Bill Anton in the Plumbing and Heating business. Later he started his own business, White Lake Plumbing. During this time he served on the school board and city council for many years. He moved to Spearfish in the late 60’s and worked at the Homestake Mine in Lead. In 1970, he moved back to White Lake and purchased the LP business from Russ Juntunen until it was later sold to his brother, Dick Schuman. He was then employed by the City of White Lake until his retirement. He was a member of the VFW, Knights of Columbus and St. Peter’s Catholic Church. In his spare time, he loved to listen to music, play the guitar, hunt and fish. He loved to watch the Twins on TV until his eyesight failed, then he listened to the games on the radio. Most of all, he enjoyed working in his yard.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; five sons: John and wife, Linda of White Lake, SD, Stan and wife, Jackie of Lakeside, AZ, Pat and wife, Joyce of White Lake, SD, Tom and wife, Stacy of Mitchell, SD and Bob of Hume, VA; three daughters: Mary Reinesch and husband, Bob of White Lake, SD, Susan Ducklow and husband, Paul of Littleton, CO and Elizabeth Clites of White Lake, SD; eight grandchildren: Kimberly (Ron) Bartels, Jill Reinesch, Ashley Clites all of Sioux Falls, SD, Taylor and Morgan Ducklow of Littleton, CO, Andy Ness of Brookings, SD, Stephanie Ness of White Lake, SD and Cole Schuman, Mitchell, SD; one great granddaughter, Macee Bartels of Sioux Falls; one sister, Dorothy Shottenkirk of Wessington Springs, SD; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Schuman of White Lake, SD and Jenny Schuman of Hoboken, NJ and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Michael, one sister, Grace Garrison and two brothers, Don and Dick Schuman.