Kathleen Miles Schumacher, 67

Kathleen Miles Schumacher, age 67, passed away peacefully at CT Hospice on November 15, 2021 with her husband and sister by her side.

Born June 5, 1954 in Rochester, NY to the late Laverne and Jean (Kostelnik) Miles. In addition to her parents, her sister, Marilyn, preceded Kathleen in death.

Kathleen is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, John Schumacher, stepson Carlton Schumacher (Casey) and their two children Payton and Jack of NH, stepdaughter Brandi Schumacher of MA, sister Bonnie Miles Perez (Mark), niece Elizabeth Perez of GA and best friend Karen Francis.

Graduated from Bunnell HS in 1972 then attended the University of Bridgeport and UCONN, where she graduated with a B.S. Foods and Nutrition. She completed a dietetic internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, OH and earned a M.S. Foods and Nutrition in 1979 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Employed as a Clinical Dietitian and then Chief Clinical Nutritionist at Cleveland Metropolitan General/ Highland Hospitals from 1979 through 1984. In 1986, she married Chef John Schumacher of New Prague, MN. She joined John in partnership of running nationally renowned Country Inn, Schumachers’ Hotel and Restaurant, while also owning and operating Schumachers’ Gifts. Other organizations include VP Hospitality MN, President, VP, Treasurer and Board member of the Minnesota Restaurant Association, Editorial Advisory Board Twin Cities Business Monthly Magazine and Board member, Minnesota Zoo. Kathleen was passionate about learning, writing, and listening to music. She cherished her three Tibetan Terriers, one of which was AKC Champion.  She will be greatly missed as she was a dear friend and loved by many. 

Funeral services will take place on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Pl., Stratford, CT 06614. Masks are required. Interment of ashes will be held privately on Tuesday.

The family wishes to thank CT Hospice for their gentle care of Kathleen. If you’d like to make a donation, Kathleen requested that they go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

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