Daniel Hastings Schumann, age 37, of Oshkosh, lost his long battle with bipolar disorder on Thursday, January 26th, 2023.
Daniel was born on July 24, 1985, in Neenah, Wisconsin, the son of James and Mary Schumann. He graduated from Oshkosh West High School in 2004 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He worked as a Senior Developer at Port Light Technology, writing complex code. Dan was a self-taught programmer and loved computers.
Daniel was brilliant, funny, kind and a joy to be with. His hobbies included playing video games and working on his physical fitness. At the time of his death, Dan was working to build a new life for himself; he had recently sold his house, moved into a new apartment and adopted two cats.
Daniel was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hon. Arnold K. Schumann and Catherine Schumann, and Champlain and Genevieve Castle, as well as an uncle, Dennis Castle. Daniel is survived by his parents; his sister, Jamie Lemerond (husband Jonathan); and many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Dan valiantly fought mental illness for many years and will be tremendously missed by all of us who were cheering him on in his battle.
A private family gathering will be held in the warmer weather. His burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Daniel's name be made to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.
If you have bipolar disorder, please keep taking your medicines. If you or someone you love is feeling suicidal, please call the Suicide and Crisis Hotline by dialing 988.