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Wendy Schumacher Folven

May 27, 1959 — April 20, 2021

Wendy Schumacher Folven, 61, of Byron, IL passed away at home on Tuesday, April 20.

Wendy, daughter of Colonel James and Marlene (Seideman) Schumacher, married Marc D. Folven on June 13, 1981 in Falls Church, VA. Wendy was an exceptional gymnast, coach, and judge while the family lived in Texas. After moving to Byron, Wendy was her daughters’ biggest fan, attending band concerts, Caroline’s basketball tournaments, and Whitney’s softball games. Wendy loved being outside and spent hours beautifying her many gardens. Most of all, Wendy cherished her time spent with family, whether it was attending craft fairs, eating delicious dinners, or just spending time with her girls. Most importantly, Baby Lottie loved her Grandma Pinky. She is already dearly missed.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Marc Folven; daughters, Whitney Folven and Caroline (Alex) Roverud; beloved granddaughter, Lottie Jayne Roverud; father, James Schumacher; sisters, Jodie (Gary) Schommer, Jamie (Stefan) Arredando, and Laury (Dan) Krause. Wendy is predeceased by her mother, Marlene Schumacher.

A walk-through visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61108. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be followed. A private memorial service will be held. Those wishing to view the service via Zoom may do so at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, using the meeting ID: 845 3120 5516 and password: 123

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Wendy’s name to PAWS Humane Society of Rockford or Women’s Crisis Center of the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory. Share online memories and condolences at

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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