Donald Schwartz Obituary, 95 Years Old Donald Schwartz Has Sadly Passed Away – Death Cause
- Isabella Mia
Donald Schwartz Obituary, Death – After a brief struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Donald V. Schwartz, age 95, who had previously resided in Lena, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at the Midwest Senior Care Center in Galena, Illinois. He was a resident of Lena. On February 19, 1928, he was born to Lewis and Victoria (Blackbourn) Schwartz on the farm the family had been working for generations in Darlington, Wisconsin.
He received his secondary education at Lena. On September 13, 1945, he tied the knot with Phyllis Reeder in Lena, and the couple remained married for 74 years before she passed away in the year 2020. For forty years, he was employed by Commonwealth Edison in Freeport, Illinois, first as a lineman, then as a crew commander, and last as an area foreman. Following retirement, Donald and Phyllis moved to Florida, where he spent a lot of his time golfing and playing cards with his friends.
They had a lovely time there. He had a passion for playing video gambling machines, going on bus tours to casinos, going on cruises to a variety of fascinating locales, and making new acquaintances among the individuals he met on these adventures. Donald was a die-hard supporter of the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs. John Wayne movies were some of his favorites to watch. Donald thoroughly loved the time he could devote to his family, particularly his grandchildren.
He attended Mass at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton, Illinois, where he was a member. Donald is survived by his son, Gregory (Jill) Schwartz of Hampton, Virginia; daughter, Mary (Greg) Althof of Stockton, Illinois; five grandchildren, Briton (Kim) Schwartz of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jason (Kimberly) Schwartz of Reston, Virginia, Derek (Adriana) Althof of Park City, Utah, Nathan (Whitney) Althof of Stockton, Illinois, and Bryant Althof of Stockton, Illinois; three great-grandchildren, Parker, Emmerson and Sophia Schwartz.
His wife Phillis, his parents Lewis and Victoria Schwartz, and his siblings Mary Goebel, Wilma, Judy, Robert, Francis, Paul, and Orvin all passed away before him. He was the only surviving member of his family. A memorial has been erected in his name rather than receiving flowers as a gift. Because of their thoughtfulness and excellent care, the family wishes to extend their gratitude to the personnel at Prairie Ridge of Galena, Dr. Richard Farrell, the staff at Midwest Senior Care Center, and the team at Hospice of Dubuque.