In memory of
Harvey O. Schwartz
Harvey O. Schwartz, 81, Berne, passed away at 5:12 p.m. Oct. 11, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo from lung complications. He was born in Berne June 18, 1935, to the late Adam and Mary (Bontrager) Schwartz. He married Mary Chupp June 20, 1965, in Berne; she preceded him in death June 15, 2006. He was a carpenter and manufactured windows and doors. In his retirement years, he was known for his fishing and his many little sayings that often rhymed. Among survivors are a daughter, Karen (Wesley) Gingerich of Kokomo; four sons, Adam (Deborah) Schwartz of Berne, Harley (Sherri) Schwartz of Shipshewana, Philip (Rosetta) Schwartz of Shipshewana and Perry (Katie Ellen) Schwartz of Topeka; three brothers, Levi (Barbara) Schwartz of Berne, Jerome (Josephine) Schwartz of Nappanee and Martin (Edna) Schwartz of New Paris; three sisters, Lydiann Hilty of Berne, Edna Hochstedler of Topeka and Clara Hilty of Berne; and 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death two grandchildren, Krystle Gingerich and Angela Schwartz; two sisters, Sarah (infant) and Pollie; and two brothers, Alvin and Dan Schwartz. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the residence of Merlin Hilty, 1757S C.R. 200 West, Monroe, with Walter Schwartz and Melvin Hochstetler officiating. Burial will be in the Schwartz Cemetery, Berne. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday at the residence of Merlin Hilty. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home.
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