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Annette Schumacher

March 15, 1941 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 78)

Annette Schumacher, 78, of Mandan, passed away July 20, 2019 at Sanford Health, Bismarck.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 26, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Reverend Patrick Ojedeji as celebrant. Burial will be held at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Annette was born on March 15, 1941 to Pete and Margaret (Lauinger) Ripplinger in Mandan, ND where she was raised.

In her early years she worked at the Dairy Queen in Mandan where all the young kids loved her.  After becoming a mom, she enjoyed devoting her time to raising kids.  She later worked at Kmart as a greeter and at Brighton’s until her retirement.

Annette was very close to her grandchildren, they were her top priority.  Every one of them knew that Grandma was always available for a call or a visit to iron out life’s problems.  Her door was always open with a pot of coffee waiting to welcome family and friends.  She loved the outdoors, camping, gardening, canning, crafts, crochet, and was an accomplished artist.  There were many beautiful items she gifted to her family and friends.

Annette will be deeply missed by her 3 daughters, Brenda (Jerry) Wilson of Fortuna, ND, Tina (Bernard) Haverluk of Goodyear, Arizona, and Amy (Levi) Lanning of Sterling, ND; one son, Kenneth Wagner Jr. of Fairfield, ND; 18 grandchildren, Rachel (Clint), Kris (Caitlin), Rosanne (Jordan), Valerie, Robert, Kurtis, Chase, Kobe, Sadie, Sierra, Cain, Colt, Josh Wagner, Kendra Lewis, Eric Schmidt, Tonya Schmidt, Nick Grosulak, Larissa Grosulak; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Norton of Mandan; 4 brothers, Gary Ripplinger, Larry (Michelle) Ripplinger of Mandan, both of Mandan, Jerry (Laverne) Ripplinger of Fargo, Peter (Kathy) Ripplinger of Billings, MT; a special niece who was like a daughter, Debbie (John) Wangler of Mandan; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Grant Abrahamson; and one infant daughter, Shelly; infant grandson, baby Lanning; her parents; 2 sisters; and 6 brothers.

Please go to the Tribute Wall to sign the guestbook and share memories with her family.

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