March 31, 1939 -- August 3, 2019
John Schwartz, 80, of Topeka, passed away peacefully while
surrounded by his family at 4:35 pm on Saturday, August 3, his
residence. He was born on March 31, 1939 in Grabill to Amos and
Sylvia (Graber) Schwartz. On March 16, 1961 in Lagrange County
he married Fannie Miller, she passed away April 25, 1998; then on
December 18, 1999 in LaGrange County he married Barbara
Bontrager, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are four
sons, Cletus (LaVerda) Schwartz of Howe, Wilbur Schwartz of
Indianapolis, Michael (Mary) Schwartz of Topeka, Myron (Kathyrn)
Schwartz of Goshen; two daughters, Mary (Jerry) Yoder of Topeka,
Carolyn (Tracy) Helmuth of Salt Springs, FL; 24 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; five sisters, Delilah Steury of Pleasant Lake,
Mary (William) Brandenberger of Grabill, Rose (David, Jr.) Yoder of
Auburn, KY, Viola (Sam) Schwartz of Grabill, Melinda (Marvin)
Schwartz of New Haven. He was preceded in death by his parents;
first wife; a son, Marcus Schwartz; three brothers, Lewis, Joe and
Amos, Jr. Schwartz; a sister, Emma Schmucker. John had worked
for Redman Mobile Homes, Topeka for 40 years and also was a
farmer. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 4, and all day
Monday, August 5, 2019 at family's residence, 6330 S. 600 W.
Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, August 6,
also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by
Bishop Ernest E. Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be
in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.
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Anna Marie and I want to express our sympathy and tell you how much we
appreciate all you as a family have done for Dear Carolyn and Tracy Allen. Be
From: Wayne & Anna Marie Helmuth
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Our sincere sympathy to your family and especially to Carolyn and Tracy and
the boys. We treasured the time you stayed here.
From: Mervin and Trudy Chupp
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Barbara wife of John, So sorry about the loss of your dear hubby. Just know
my thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Love n prayers, Marolyn Yoder.