Guenther C. "Gig" Schomburg

1930 - 2020

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The shot clock of life ran out for Guenther Charles "Gig" Schomburg (89) on Monday, January 6, 2020 at at 9:30pm as The Lord called his name to walk upstairs. He was born in Wilmington, DE on Feb. 13, 1930 to the late William Carl and Fanny (Hauptman) Schomburg. He was raised by Almeda Schomburg (second wife to his father, now deceased). He married Elizabeth A. Hill in 1978 and she preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2003. He is survived by a son, Christopher S. Schomburg; step-children, William (Peggy) Wertz, Carol (Richard) Shears and Nora "Dee Dee" Wertz; three grandchildren; a brother, Joseph D. Schomburg of FL; sister, Minna (Barry) Phillips of Columbus, OH and eight step-siblings. He was also preceded in death by siblings, William Werner Schomburg; Ernest, Charles and Lawrence Wooldridge, Mary Stevens and Almeda Muskin. Gig graduated from Samuel S. DuPont High School and spent his career with Henkels and McCoy traveling domestically along with the Azore Islands, Pakistan and India. Gig was a quiet man, yet once the vault opened he could talk for hours about life, work, politics, sports and most importantly, his family. He was a member of Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church and helped with the monthly newsletter, he was a member of the IBEW and served in both the Army and Navy Reserves. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Good Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Steven Ramsey officiating. Burial will be held in Bridgeville, DE. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm Friday at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Good Hope Lutheran Church and online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Friday, January 10th 2020 4:00 - 7:00 PM

    Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church[Map]
    300 South Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, January 11th 2020 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, January 11th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church [Map]
    300 S. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Bridgeville Cemetery [Map]

    Bridgeville, Delaware

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