Obit: Schweinler, DeWayne (1924 - 2002)

Contact:  Kipp Kippenhan

 ----Source: The following obit. provided by Picha funeral home (in southwestern Wisconsin ...

SGM. U.S. Army Ret., DeWayne Schweinler, age 78 of Mauston, Wisconsin went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 17, 2002 in his home surrounded by his loved ones after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial funeral services will be held Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at the Wilton Faith Congregational Church, 502 Enderby Street in Wilton , Wisconsin with Reverend Carl Rogers officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. According to his wishes, DeWayne has been cremated.

DeWayne was born July 26, 1924 in Neillsville, Wisconsin the son of Dr. Fredrick and Lillian (Creviere) Schweinler. DeWayne loved his country and spent 26 years in the U.S. Army, serving during World War 2 and overseas in Germany. Among his duties he assisted in the holocaust cleanup. He retired from the Army National Guard as Sergeant Major in 1984. Many knew DeWayne as a greeter in the Mauston K-Mart after his retirement. He touched many lives. In 1948 he married Alice (Pat) Zerbel in Neillsville, spending 54 years together. He loved his wife more than anything in this world and she is the reason that he fought the battle against his disease for as long as he did. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be truly missed. "We Love You PaPa!"

DeWayne is survived by his loving wife, Alice (Pat); sons, Gary (Kim) of Mauston and Mark (Helen) of Waukesha, Wisconsin; daughters, Patty (Donn) Wiest of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Debbie (Robert) Anderson of Wilton, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also many nieces, nephews and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kwong, Dr. Kim, and Dr. Larry Boehme of Gundersen Clinic - LaCrosse and also Hospice Touch of Tomah, Wisconsin for all there help and support.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Faith Congregational Church of Wilton or to the Hospice Touch of Tomah, Wisconsin.


DeWayne was the brother of Francis Schweinler and the brother-in-law of Irene Humke Schweinler.



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