Richard Dean Schumacher was born Nov. 9, 1938 and died Dec. 1, 2017.
He was born in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and after graduating high school he joined the Navy. When Dean was through with his service in the Navy, he met and married his wife of 55 years, Darlene Schumacher.
After retiring from General Electric he enjoyed spending most of his time at his hangar building and flying airplanes. Dean also enjoyed playing golf with Darlene at the Horse Thief Country Club in Stallion Springs, where they resided as members.
He is survived by sons Anthony and Jay Schumacher; brothers, Dennis, Danny, and Scott Schumacher; and numerous other family members including grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A celebration of life will be held at the Tehachapi Veterans of Foreign Wars located at 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd. on Jan. 19, 2018 at approximately 1 p.m.