David Alan Shuman, 58, of Warsaw, Illinois, died Sunday September 21, 2008 at 12:13 p.m. at Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa.
Mr. Shuman was born June 14, 1950 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Robert and Mary Louise Neves Shuman. He married Sharon Hoppe in June 1971 then latter married Sherri Limkeman on November 28, 1981 in Hamilton, Illinois.
He graduated from Keokuk High School in 1969. He lived his early years and was raised in Keokuk and later moved to the Warsaw and Hamilton, Illinois, area. He was employed by Ducks Grocery Store as a clerk and Horner Box in production. He was of the Catholic Faith. He worked with Habit of Humanity and enjoyed helping other people. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, landscaping, gardening, and woodworking. He loved to be outside in the garden and with his flowers or just working on the yard. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys. He spent many years coaching and playing baseball. He loved to draw and to teach children how to draw. He loved his grandchildren and playing baseball with his kid's and grandchildren. He had a big heart for people in need. He gave the Gift of Life by being an organ and tissue donor.
He is survived by his wife, Sherri Shuman of Warsaw, Illinois; three children: Michelle Houghton and her husband, Kurt, of Keokuk, Lindsay Palmer of Keokuk and Austin Shuman and his wife, Jessica, of Hamilton; grandchildren, Alisha, Madisyn and Xavier Houghton, Taylor, Carter and Landon Palmer and Evelyn; father and step mother, Robert and Ruth Shuman of Keokuk; brothers & sisters, Jim Shuman and his wife, Gloria, of Keokuk, Donna Davidson and her husband, Gene, of Warsaw, Linda Hendricks of Hamilton, Harold Shuman and his wife, Linda, of Hamilton, Rose Moore and her husband, Joe, of Donnellson, Iowa, Joe Shuman and his wife, Lois, of Keokuk, Kim Vradenburg and her husband, Terry, of Keokuk, Iowa, Tony Shuman and his wife, Janis, of Hamilton, Rick Shuman and his wife, Brenda, of Keokuk, Kelly Gilbert and her husband, Delbert, of Donnellson, Iowa and Mark Shuman and his wife, Tracie, of Wayland, Missouri; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Weldon and MaryAnn Limkeman of Hamilton; brother-in-law, Tom Carskadon of Hamilton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Shuman; a son, Chisum Lee Shuman; a sister, Diane Carskadon; a niece, Melissa Ewart; and brothers-in-law, Harry Hendricks and Steven Horn.
Funeral services were Thursday, September 25, 2008 at DeJong Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Wagner officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Sherri and family,
I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I will be making a donation to the American Heart Association in his name. Sending love and comforting prayers your way. God Bless! Tina
Sherry and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time,Dave will be missed. Dirk and Lynn Tweedell and family
We just wanted to extend our sympathy to you all and let you know we are thinking of and praying for you all. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.
We at the lumberyard wanted to let you the family know that Dave will be sadly missed. He always walked in with a smile and had a story to tell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Jessi, Mike, and Rudy
michelle sorry about your lose i am thinking of you and your family
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. David always had such a friendly smile on his face. I will miss seeing him here and there in Hamilton. God Bless, Trish
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of a loved one. Our prayers are with you and your family at this diffcult time in your lives. Rely upon God and he will carry you thru! NO! we don't alway understand and alway want to ask, WHY? but only he knows and will help you survive this time of need. Love and Prayers
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
Austin - We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We are thinking about you and your family at this difficult time.
when mr. shuman worked at our house last year he always made me laugh. deepest sympathy. kailee
My heart is with all of you. Dave will truly be missed. He was a very giving man to his family and community.
We wanted to convey our deepest sympathy to Tony and all of his family. Your brother has touched the lives of many individuals and loving memories of him will be carried on in their hearts forever. You are in our thoughts at this most difficult time.
Dave & Tina Palmer
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