Richard L. Schwarz

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Richard L. Schwarz, age 83 of Highland, IL, died Friday, November 27, 2015, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.

He was born on Sunday, November 29, 1931, in Highland, IL, the son of Roy and Anna (nee Oberbeck) Schwarz.

On Saturday, August 08, 1964, he married Joan M. Schwarz, nee Musil, who passed away on March 20, 2008.

He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, and Lee Iten Post #439-American Legion, Highland, IL.

Richard was born in Highland, IL. He was a graduate of St. Paul High School, class of 1949. He served active duty in the Korean War, with the US Army, from 1950 to 1955. He graduated Summers College of Commerce, E. St. Louis, IL on Feb. 16, 1956. He worked for the Moulton-Bartly Shoe Factory until it closed; Danche Brothers Powdered Eggs, Highland, IL. In 1956 he began working at Scott Air Force Base, retiring with 30 years from the Budget Office.In retirement he enjoyed fishing, playing golf, visiting his children and travelling. He was a well known card player. He had bowled in several leagues and championship teams in travelling leagues. He was inducted into the Greater Carlyle Bowling Association Hall of Fame in Nov. 3, 2001. He had bowled a 300 game and had two hole in ones in golf; (a 300 hundred bowling score and a hole in one was in the same year). He was a member of the Highland Country Club-Highland, IL, where he spent many hours. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports.

Survivors include:
Son – Timothy K. (Tammy) Lewis, Highland, IL
Daughter – Patti A. (Richard) Akright, Aurora, CO
Daughter In-law – Lee Lewis, Bakersfield, CA
Brother – William R. Schwarz, Florissant, MO
Grandchild – Alicia M. (David) Neckanoff, Long Beach, CA
Grandchild – Benjamin J. Lewis, Bakersfield, CA
Grandchild – Erin M. Akright, Englewood, CO
Grandchild – Emily J. (Jimmy) Warnecke, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Brett R. (Natalie) Lewis, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Kyle J. Akright, Broomfield, CO
Great Grandchild – Isaac Lewis, Bakersfield, CA
Great Grandchild – Collin James Warnecke, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Caleb Timothy Warnecke, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Mia Jean Lewis, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Benjamin Jacob Warnecke, Highland, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Many

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Roy Louis Schwarz (died 02/07/1963)
Mother – Anna Caroline Schwarz, nee Oberbeck (died 01/06/1992)
Wife – Joan M. Schwarz (died 03/20/2008)
Son – Scott E. Lewis (died 11/28/2010)
Brother – Robert R. Schwarz (died 04/12/2002)

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Private Memorial Service will be on Monday, December 28, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Father David L. Peters, Retired Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Animal Shelter or American Legion Post 439-Highland, IL.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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