(1-11-20) It was a tragic day at Ottawa-Glandorf High School yesterday. An early morning traffic accident claimed the life of O-G’s Boys JV Basketball Coach Brad Schumaker’s wife Angela..
Friday night’s WBL boys basketball games between Ottawa-Glandorf and Bath were postponed, plans do call for the Titans to play Findlay tonight.
A fund has been set-up to help the family-
ATTN: Schumaker Boys
Huntington Bank. 332 E Main Street Ottawa, OH 45875. 419-523-6880
GLANDORF – Angela L. Schumaker, 39, of Glandorf died Friday morning, January 10, 2020. She was born October 27, 1980 in Lima to Kenneth L. and Rose Ann (Gerten) Kaufman and they survive in Glandorf. On August 28, 2004 she married Brad Schumaker who also survives in Glandorf.
Angela is also survived by four children, Owen, Jordan, Griffin and Larkin Schumaker all at home; a brother, Daniel (Angela) Kaufman; and three sisters, Sharon (Ryan) Stechschulte, Annette (Bryan) Fuka, and Jacelyn (Brent) Schroeder all of Ottawa.
Angela worked for Marathon in the Human Resources Department. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf and its Rosary Altar Society. She was the Ottawa-Glandorf Junior Varsity Volleyball coach from 2005 until 2011 and was a member of the “Coaches wives club”.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made for the Schumaker boys, in care of Huntington Bank, Ottawa.
Arrangements are incomplete at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Accident Report
Putnam County –(1-10-20) The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash which occurred Friday morning on U.S. Route 224, near County Road 5, in Putnam County.
At approximately 7:13 am, a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Angela L. Schumaker, age 39, of Ottawa, was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 224. A 2005 Dodge Ram, driven by Trevor J. Gerten, age 16, of Leipsic, was westbound on U.S. Route 224, traveled left of center and struck the Chevrolet head-on. The Chevrolet came to rest on the south side of the roadway and the Dodge came to rest in the middle of the roadway. Moments later, a secondary crash occurred when a 2009 Freightliner, driven by Richard D. Greene, age 51, of Toledo, Ohio, was traveling westbound on U.S. Route 224 and struck the Dodge. Mr. Gerten was still inside his vehicle when it was struck by the Freightliner. All damage from the second crash were minimal and there were no additional injuries.
Schumaker was pronounced dead at the scene by the Putnam County Coroner. Gerten was transported by Ottawa Fire and EMS to Blanchard Valley Hospital for serious injuries. Mr. Greene was not injured.
Schumaker and Greene were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Gerten was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol or drug impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor. The crash remains under investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Coroner’s Office, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ottawa Fire and EMS, Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home and Meyer’s Towing Services.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to always buckle up and to never drive distracted or impaired.