William ‘Bill’ Andrew Schwerin


Feb. 24, 1941 - Jan. 5, 2013



William “Bill” Andrew Schwerin of Waukesha died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 71. He was born Feb. 24, 1941, in Waukesha, the son of Herbert and Margaret (nee Schneider) Schwerin.


Bill graduated from Waukesha High School in 1959 and started his career as a journeyman machinist. Bill worked for 30 years at Cleaver Brooks and Industrial Combustion, working his way up from the factory floor to vice president of research and development. Bill was a proud mason for 50 years.


He is loved and will be greatly missed by his devoted wife of 37 years, Gayle (nee Brickson) Schwerin of Waukesha; his children, the Rev. Dan (Debbie) Schwerin of Greendale, doctor and commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves Michael (Alicia) Schwerin of Bloomington, Ill., and Jennifer Schwerin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his stepchildren, Jamie (Dan) Herda and Jeffrey Schwenn; and his grandchildren, Rachel Schwerin Pelcastre (Alberto Pelcastre Arias) and Andrew Schwerin, Riley, Braeden and Tate Schwerin, Brickson and Abigayle Schwenn, Holly Herda and Declan Cunningham. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Karen Schwerin of Wausau, and his brother-in-law, Al Kubsch of Minong, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Don Schwerin, and his sister, Carol Kubsch.


Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Jan. 10, at First United Methodist Church of Waukesha, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Dan Schwerin will preside.


If desired, memorials in Bill’s name are appreciated to the Hebron House of Hospitality, 111 E. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186.


Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for online obituary, directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.