Obit: Schwenn, Gerald C. (1932 - 2003)

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Surnames: SCHWENN SCHROEDER SMITH WIENKE ROBIDOOUX EVANS NELSON MOORE

----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/14/2003

Schwenn, Gerald C. (13 OCT 1932 - 6 MAY 2003)

Gerald C. Schwenn, 70, Greenwood, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at United Hospital System, Kenosha. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., on Friday, May 9, at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, Union Grove. The Rev. Brian Henry officiated. Burial was in the Union Grove Cemetery.

Gerald C. Schwenn was born on Oct. 13, 1932, in Chicago, to Curtis W. and Marie (nee Moore) Schwenn. He spent the early part of his life in the Round Lake and Salem areas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Dorothy Archer on Dec. 5, 1953, in Waukegan, Ill. She died in June 1956. He married Phyllis Wickman on Jan. 16, 1960. She died on Feb. 12, 1999. He resided in the town of Brighton and moved to the town of Mead in 1987. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for American Motors (Chrysler Corp.) in Kenosha. He was a member of the GWR Riders Snowmobile Club, served as the chairman of the town of Mead, was the Mead Lake dam regulator and served on the local housing authority board. His interests included reading, crossword puzzles, hunting, fishing, and photography and stock car racing in his younger years.

Survivors include five children, Robert (Phyllis) Schroeder, Granite City, Ill., Sandra (Paul) Smith, Yorbalinda, Calif., Franklin (Mary) Schroeder, Kansasville, Catherine (Brian) Wienke, Bristol, and Curtiss Schwenn, Thorp; 14 grandchildren, Duane, Lorrie, Brian, Carrie, Lee, Neil, Frankie, Amanda, Michael, Nathan, Faith, Keith, Karl and Christopher; eight great-grandchildren, Danielle, Hunter, Alex, Jacob, Ethan, Lucas, Jacob and Mackenzie; one brother, Curtis (Marlene) Schwenn, Westfield; three sisters, Carol Robidoux, Deep River Falls, Minn, Patricia (Robert) Evans, Antioch, Ill., and Joan (Richard) Nelson, Camp Lake; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Lorie Schwenn; and one brother, James Schwenn.

Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, Union Grove, assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 


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