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Merlyn E Schwarz

August 30, 1932 January 18, 2019
Merlyn E Schwarz
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Obituary for Merlyn E Schwarz

Merlyn Schwarz, age 86, of Hendricks, MN passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Hendricks Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe, MN with Fr. Ron Huberty celebrating. Burial will be at the Hendricks City Cemetery, Hendricks. Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. with a Prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 23rd at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks, MN and will resume Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Merlyn Edward Schwarz was born on August 30, 1932 to Julius and Jeanette (Van Meeteren) Schwarz in Sheldon, Iowa. He was raised near Sheldon where he attended country school. In 1952, he was drafted in to the United States Army where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. During this time he was stationed in Austria with the 510th field Artillery BA Battalion Battery C. In 1954, he was honorably discharged and returned home.

Merlyn was united in marriage to Lenore Jansma on May 24, 1956 in a private ceremony in Spirit Lake, Iowa. They were blessed with four children. They lived on a farm by Shaokotan Lake and where they raised their children and later retired in Hendricks. Later, Merlyn turned the farm over to his son Randy where he was currently crop sharing. Lenore passed away August 4, 2017. Merlyn entered the Hendricks Nursing Home in June of 2017 where he passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 19 days.
Merlyn enjoyed farming and gardening. His Grandchildren were his pride and joy and his face would light up when he saw them. His dream for all of his children and grandchildren was to receive a college education since back in his day he was only able to obtain an 8th grade education.

Grateful for having shared Merlyn’s life are his three children: Randall (Leslie) Schwarz, Hendricks, MN, Jan Schwarz, Phoenix, AZ and Darla (Jeff) Lasnetski, Willmar, MN; daughter-in-law, Pam Schwarz, Tyler, MN; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Merlyn was preceded in death by his son Ronald Schwarz; parents, Julius and Jeanette Schwarz; two brothers: Wallace and James Schwarz; one sister, Donna Gebauer and one grandson, Nathan Schwarz.

Blessed be his memory.

Previous Events





5:00 PM 1/23/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel - Hendricks

500 N. Division St.
Hendricks, MN 56136

A Prayer service will be held at 7 pm

Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel - Hendricks
500 N. Division St. Hendricks 56136 MN
United States





10:30 AM 1/24/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/24/2019 11:30:00 AM
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Ivanhoe, MN

Visitation will resume Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church

Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Ivanhoe MN
United States

Cemetery Details


Hendricks City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hendricks, MN 56136

Hendricks 56136 MN
United States

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