Obituary: Judy Schumann

October 16th, 1942 ~ December 4th, 2022

Judy Schumann, 80, of Ephraim, Wisconsin, Naples, Florida, and Wilmette, Illinois passed away December 4th, 2022

Judy was born on October 16th, 1942 in Chicago. After graduating from Glenbrook High School in 1960, Judy attended Mundelein College, where she met, and subsequently married Bill, her husband and love of her life for over 60 years. Judy and Bill raised three children, Patti, Bill, and Greg, all of whom she loved dearly.

Judy was a commercial and residential interior designer by profession, enjoying a successful 20-year career. Judy owned and operated Potpourri Designs, Inc. and Interiors, Ltd., both based in Winnetka, Illinois. In her free time, Judy was an accomplished gardener, artist, avid reader, and a competitive bridge player. More important to Judy than her career and her hobbies, however, was her dedication to fulfilling her roles as wife, mother, and grandmother. Her six grandchildren, Trent, Nina, Charlie, Katie, Abi, and Jack were the absolute light of her life.

Judy was predeceased by her parents, Richard and MaryJayne Disselhorst, along with her brother, James. She is survived by her sister, Joan Cummings, of Cupertino, California.

Judy was a member of the Ephraim Yacht Club, Moorings Country Club, and also the Ephraim Historical Foundation, where she assisted in the restoration of the 1853 Iverson house.

The family will be planning a Celebration of Life in honor of Judy at a later date.

Donations in Judy’s memory may be made to her favorite charities,

Misericordia Foundation,
6300 N Ridge Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60660,

Ephraim Historical Foundation,
3060 Anderson Lane,
Ephraim, WI 54211,

St. Jude Hospital for Children,
501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105.

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