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Ronald Bummer Alvin Schimming

If you knew Bummer, your life was changed. His infectious smile, his positive attitude, and his sense of humor likely made a lasting impression on you. He was truly one of a kind!

Ronald “Bummer” Alvin Schimming, a current resident of Swanton but a lifelong Liberty Center Tiger, celebrated his 75th birthday on December 28, 2020. He spent the next 3 1/2 weeks battling COVID-19 & passed away on January 22, 2021. He left this world surrounded by his wife, his daughters & his son-in-laws, and he entered the gates of heaven peacefully. Bummer had a rock solid faith & he loved the Lord. He was the best husband, father, papa, and friend there ever was. He loved people & he loved getting to know them. He would sometimes drive around just to find people to chat with. “Hey buddy,” he would say as he put his arm on your shoulder, “what do you think about...?” He knew a little bit about everything & loved to share his knowledge & opinions.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Schimming; his mother, Loretta Schimming; and his brother, Gary Schimming. He was welcomed into heaven with open arms by his granddaughter, Remington Remer. He will be dearly missed on this earth by his wife & soulmate, Patricia Schimming; his children, Tarie & Bill Simile, Jackie & Phil Stankiewicz, Michelle & Nathan Bowe, and Amy & Ben Remer. His legacy will live on through his grandchildren, Sydnie & AJ Simile, Sophi & Tessa Stankiewicz, Chase Bowe, and Beyla, Benzen, Bexley, & Brigston Remer. He will also be missed by his sister, Darla (Glenn) Van Horn.

No services will take place at this time. A celebration of life will be held in the spring/summer where family & friends can gather & tell stories of Bummer...just as he would want it.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to R Angel at P.O. Box 226, Swanton, OH 43558. R Angel is a 501c3 charity that was started in memory of Bummer’s granddaughter, Remi, who passed away as a baby. She was deeply loved by her Papa. R Angel serves families staying in the hospital with their sick children by delivering baskets of food & goodies, gift cards, and toiletries to the hospital. A donation can also be made to a charity of your choice.

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All my sympathy to the family. I went to school with Ron and I even taught him how to swim. He was a great guy, always had a smile. My condolences, Jane Bell Quinn

Jane Quinn Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM

I am going to miss you Ronnie. I can remember the many times we were in class together and all the times at our family get-togethers. I will say a prayer for you , Darla , Pat and the rest of your family.
Your cousin, Craig Schimming

craig schimming Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

To the entire Schimming family, A huge hole has been left in your hearts and also in many friends and the Village of LC!. Bummers smile was contagious and boy did he like to talk politics!! I hope knowing how many friends admired Bummers personality and friendship help get you through the tough days and months ahead. He was really a great guy!! Thinking of you all!!

Todd & Kelly Bodenbender Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

On Christian Radio this morning, Pastor David Jeremiah was giving a sermon on Grace. He mentioned, "Did you ever notice the 'Glow' of an older person who was Spirit-Filled and Loved the Lord?" I immediately thought of Bummer. He was always so positive, cheerful and willing to do whatever was necessary to lift your spirits. I remember when he told me he was going to buy the dairy bar. He was giggling like a school-boy at the opportunity it presented. I will always remember a game he attended a few years ago. He caught my eye, as the team was taking the field and with an encouraging smile and clap of the hands he said, "Hey Coach Spiess, you got this buddy!" In the face of adversity, he had the perfect message for me. Thank You for making this world a better place...
Tim Spiess

Tim Spiess Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

To the Schimming families - I am so sorry for your loss. From the time I was 5 years old on Valleywood until most recently, I remember him smiling just like his picture. Much love to you all.

Sherie Naumann Sands Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

I got to know Bummer through our golf league. - What a Great Man!!! He will be Truly Missed!! You are Absolutely Right IF YOU KNEW BUMMER YOUR LIFE WAS CHANGED!!! I think of him today with only smiles. Our prayers are with you !!!

Mike Kennedy Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

What can we say..that hasn't been said about what a sweet dear man Bummer was? A friend to all who knew him! Our hearts are broken at this terrible loss ...but we know he is with His Savior and Lord. All our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to Patty and family

Tom and Cathy Vorwerk Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Our hearts are heavy.
We have many fond memories of Bummer.
Hugs and prayers to the family.
Mike and Julie Simile and family.

Julie Simile Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Patty and family, we are so sorry to hear about Rons passing. Seems like yesterday when we saw Ron and you at Hollywood Casino and had a nice conversation. He was a good man, so funny and personal. And you, his loving wife was always beside him. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. We will attend the memorial get together this summer. Please take good care of yourself and your family. And if we can be of help any time, please call.

God bless Ron, you and your entire family.

Don & Sue Nieckarz Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Amy and family,
There are no words during times like this....only prayers. Praying that your memories bring you lasting joy and that you are surrounded by the comfort and peace that can only come from our Lord. Holding you close in thought and prayer in the days to come. Hugs, Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

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