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“We remeber great potlucks, fun bridge, and lively conversation during our Ft. Collins years. Pat and Jack Campbell, Durango, Colorado ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: John A. Campbell - Durango, CO

“While I never got to know Stan Schumm personally, his work and legacy has had a significant impact on my career as a geomorphologist. Back in the 80...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Jeff Marshall - Claremont, CA

“I was a graduate student of Dr Schumm's 1982-84, coming to CSU from Cambridge University (I had been recommended specifically to study at CSU by my...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Alasdair Paine - Cambridge

“Dearest Aunt Ethel and family ... my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and grant you peace during this very difficult time. My...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Geraldine Bernard - Sparks, NV

“Chris and Mrs. Schumm. I just found out about your loss. I would like to express my condolences. You may or may not remember me, but Dr. Schumm...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Brian Liedtke - Fort Collins, CO

“To the Schumm Family: As a military veteran, CSU alum (Ph.D.) and former scientist/administrator at CSU in the Warner College of Natural Resoruces,...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Dr. William Doe - Fort Collins, CO

“To Ethyl and the family, Stan was one of the giants in the field of Geomorphology. His research was broad but cohesive; he saw how the parts fit...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Terry Toy - Bemus Point, NY

“Dr. Schumm (Stan), Thank you for your friendship and your intelligence and wit throughout many years of association. In my professional career I...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Robert K Simons - Midway, UT

“I first met Stan in September of 1959 in Berkeley. I have admired him ever since. I know that the world is a better place because Stan Schumm was...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Don Doehring - Green Valley, AZ

“Dr. Stan Schumm was a CSU colleague and University Distinguished Professor. We will always remember his energy and enthusiasm for science. He was an...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Vonder Haar - Laporte, CO

“Ethel and family: Sorry for your loss, our thought and prayers are with you. Chris, Lori and Peter Lifeworks Counseling ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: peter strebe - loveland, CO

“Our deepest sympathies and our prayers are with you and all the family. God is always with you, so lean on him during this very difficult time. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Danalee and Bob Moore - Larkspur, CO

“Stan was a wounderful friend of Billie and I. He was a great colleague and an inspertion in my careeer as a Hydraulic Engineer with the U.S....Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Everett V. & Billie K. Richardson - CO

“Dear Ethel, We were together at the rehab center in 2009 and now together in grieving our losses. I am so sorry for your loss and know the empty...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Maxine Mark - Fort Collins, CO

“I met Stan while working early in my career at Mussetter Engineering. He was very influential to me as a young scientist and developed my way of...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Tim Mather - Fort Collins, CO

“Dear Ethel and family - Words cannot express the sadness many of us feel at Stan's passing. The world has lost a truly great world class geoscientist...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Bill Spitz - Ft. Collins, CO

“Dear Ethel and Family, It was a real honor to be both friend and colleague of Stan. His exceptional talent combined with his modest,friendly manner...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Jim and Louise Meiman - CO

“Dear Schumm Family: What a great man! As a CSU Grad student in the early 1970's I learned so much from Stan about the river continuum theory and...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: JOHN ARONSON - Fort Collins, CO

“Ethel, and all of Stan's family- It was my honor to know him and be his dentist for many years. Prior to my unintended early retirement, I always...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Tim Anderson, D.D.S. - CO

“Stanley's professional life was an integral part of his life as a whole. We used to tease him about his sandbox at ERC where he spent so much time. ...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Mary C. - Pierce, CO

“Dear Ethel and family: Stan will be missed by all that met and knew him. He lead an amazing life as a scientist, family man and friend. His...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Judson Harper - Fort Collins, CO

“SAYOHNARA Dr. Schumm. I could not imagine I would say the final good-bye to you this early. Meeting you at CSU in 1979 changed the prospect of my...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Shunji Ouchi - Tokyo, CO

“Stan and Ethel were among the first to welcome me to Fort Collins, and I will never forget their warmth and kindness. Stan's positive personality,...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Judy Hannah - Fort Collins, CO

“To Stan's family -- I did not know him well, but from the day I arrived at CSU Stan genuinely welcomed me, and he always warmly greeted me and we...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Holly Stein - Fort Collins, CO

“We send our sympathies and our prayers to all the family. May God help you through this difficult time. His life was extraordinary and full. He...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Patrick and Theresa Ries - NJ


Stanley A. Schumm, husband, father, and 'Papa' to his grandchildren, passed away April 10, 2011, in Fort Collins surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ethel, his son Brian Schumm of Fort Collins, daughters Mary and husband Ron Richardson of Missouri, Chris and husband Doyle Stewart of Nevada, and grandchildren Kate, William, Emily, and Jack. He was born February 22, 1927, in Kearney, N.J. Following service in the Navy during World War II, he received his B.A. in Geology at Upsala College in N.J., and later his PhD. in Geomorphology at Columbia University. Dr. Stanley A. Schumm, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, was an internationally acclaimed geomorphologist whose seminal research into earth surface processes over a 55 year long career, first at the US Geological Survey and then at Colorado State University, was recognized by his peers worldwide. He received awards from the US National Academy of Sciences, American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, British Geomorphological Research Group and the Japanese Geomorphological Union. His accomplishments as a dedicated teacher were recognized with the Outstanding Educator of America Award and the Durrel Award at Colorado State University. For 30 years, his research program attracted graduate students from across the US and internationally. Stanley will be remembered foremost for his devotion to family, friends, and career. He was well rounded and interested in all things, often surprising us with his knowledge of the most obscure. A storyteller, his wit and humor lightened every occasion. He enjoyed travelling the world, and kept a map on his office wall filled with pins of all the places he had been. Reading was one of his favorite pastimes from his earliest years, and his book collection offered a vast variety. We will miss his easy smile, compassion, and unwavering support. Papa had a loving and playful bond with his grandchildren: exploring, teasing, laughing, playing, and goofing the hours away, all done in an educational (but entirely silly) manner. Memorial donations can be made to the existing Stanley and Ethel Schumm Fellowship in the Department of Geosciences at CSU where Stan worked for 30 years and positively affected the lives of hundreds of students throughout his career. Send to Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO. 80526

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