Memorial Fundraising Sale

Dear Prospective Contributor,

My name is Paul Schumacher, originally from Detroit, Michigan, and a permanent resident of Marquette, Michigan. After meeting online at the Christian Café website in 2009, Susan Vasquez Reyes and I married in Seattle, Wa., on May 1, 2013. I then brought Susan home to Marquette where we made our home. In February of 2016, my wife, Susan V. Reyes Schumacher, was diagnosed with Stage 4, non-small cell, non-smoker, lung cancer.

An artist, Susan had emigrated from the Philippines. She hand-picked all the tree bark, rocks, shells, driftwood and pebbles herself from the beaches and woods where she walked. She then turned them into beautiful art. In our home on West Crescent St. in Marquette, Susan created some of her most remarkable frames and paintings. She sold and mailed them all over the world! Susan kept painting right up until the day she had to go to the hospital. Four days later, on June 8, 2017, the world truly lost an amazing daughter, sister, wife and artist.

Susan left behind more than 90 painting and picture frames. To honor her legacy, I am having a Memorial Fundraising Art Sale. Certainly, Susan would be thrilled to see me organize a sale of her artworks, and to donate 100% of the profits to Cancer Care of Marquette County, and the Superior Health Foundation. I have priced Susan’s art based on the prices she sold them. By purchasing her artwork, your support will help me meet a goal of raising money to bequeath to charitable organizations in Marquette. My sincere hope is even more money will be contributed in addition to each sale to far exceed my goals! The more funds we raise, the more people will be helped in Susan’s name!

All of the works of art sold will include:

A letter of Authentication

Official Obituary

A packed and protected artwork

Pictures of Susan with Paul Schumacher

A brief story of Susan’s Life

100% assurance your contribution will aid those in need in the Upper Peninsula

Please Note: Shipping is not covered in the sales price. However, for convenience, it can be added to the final sale price.

To get to know Susan better, you can find her on Facebook as “Susan Reyes Schumacher.” You can also watch a Memorial video of her on this web site or on  YouTube: or simply Google “Susan Reyes Schumacher Memorial Revised” on YouTube and click on the link.


Paul M. Schumacher