Obit: Schwieso, John C. #2 (1942 - 2007)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Schwieso, Straseske, Zimmermann, Haralson, Muller, Hutchins, Larson, Maldwin, Zeegers, Poupore, Swisher, Becker

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Saturday, May 19, 2007

Schwieso, John C. "Jack" (8 Aug. 1942 - 17 May 2007)

John 'Jack' Schwieso

John C. "Jack" Schwieso, 64, of M323 Elm St., died on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in the town of McMillan with Rev. Anthony L. Straseske officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery with Duaine, James, Bruce and Brian Schwieso, Karl Zimmermann and Donald Haralson serving as the pallbearers and Melvin "Doc" Muller as an honorary pallbearer. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the American Legion Post 54 of Marshfield.

Visitations will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home and again from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Jack was born on Aug. 8, 1942, in Loyal to Theodore and Orel (Hutchins) Schwieso. He attended Loyal High School then entered the United States Army on May 10, 1960, during the Vietnam Conflict. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam before his honorable discharge on Feb. 26, 1963.

He and Arlene Weber Larson were married on Oct. 25, 2002, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He had a varied work history until he completed training as a police officer and served on the Marshfield Police Department from Aug. 3, 1970, until August 9, 1977.

Jack had his own trucking business from 1977 to 1982. He moved to Montana for a time, returned to Wisconsin in 1983, and started work at Stromberg Motors in Appleton. He spent most of his career as a sales manager for Jim Maldwin at Westside Garage in Berlin. Jack worked for a short time for Mid-State Truck in Marshfield before he retired in 2003.

Jack was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Disabled American Veterans, Harley Owners Group, and a past member of the Marshfield Elks Lodge.

Jack is survived by his wife Arlene; his mother, Orel Schwieso of Chili; five children, Ann (Matthew) Zeegers of Appleton, Terry (Nikki) Schwieso of Mukwonago, Todd (Mary) Schwieso of New Berlin, John (Jessica) Schwieso of West Bend and Sara (Jeffrey) Poupore of West Bend; five stepchildren, Ritchie (Liz Swisher, MD) Larson, MD of Seattle, Wash., Mitchell (Kristi) Larson of Marshfield, Kory Larson of Huntley, Ill., Bradley (Brenda) Larson of Marshfield and Darwin Larson of Unity.

Surviving grandchildren include Caleb and Taylor Zeegers, Payton, Jacob, Megan, Haley, Jade and Jorja Schwieso, Quentin, Caelyn and Gwyneth Poupore, Nicole, Stephanie, Trenton, Trevor, Trey, Taylor, Haylie, Jake and Raegan Larson. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters, Duaine (Mary) Schwieso of Chili, James (Barbara) Schwieso of Waunakee, Bruce (Cathy) Schwieso of Appleton, Cheri (Dennis Geurtsen) Schwieso of Arpin, Charmaine (Russell) Becker of Sussex and Brian (Lois) Schwieso of Marshfield.

Jack was preceded in death by his father, Theodore, and a brother, Theron "Terry" Schwieso.

Jack will always be remembered for his sense of humor, and his love for life, family and friends. He will be missed but never forgotten.

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