Robert 'Bob' Ray Schum, 82, Surprise, Ariz.

Robert  "Bob" Ray Schum, 82, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Surprise, Arizona.

He was born March 14, 1937, in Dale to Frank J. and Margaret (Mendel) Schum. During his high school days, Bob enjoyed playing basketball and working at Wendell’s restaurant. He was a 1955 graduate of Dale High School. Three days after graduation, Bob left home and joined the United States Air Force.

Bob worked for the Federal Government in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for 42 years. He retired in 1995 and moved to San Diego, California.

He was an avid college basketball fan, always looking forward to returning to Minneapolis to go to the Gopher games; he especially loved it when they played Indiana. Bob also enjoyed card games, golf, bowling and working with numbers.

Bob is survived by his wife, Raye Ann; his two children, Debra Ruen of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Kevin (Sandy) Schum of Edina, Minnesota, and one grandson, Andrew Schum; sisters, Rosemary (Toots) Hildenbrand, Virginia (Jean) Blue; and brothers, Wilfred (Bill) and Faith, Donald and Thomas (Sue).

He is preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, Theodora (Dora) Wendholt Stetter, infant sister and brother, Norman (Mary) Stetter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held in Dale on September 20 at 10 a.m. CT at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dale. Burial will follow at the Dale Cemetery with the Abe Lincoln Post 444 conducting honors.

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