Lester J. Schwartz
Sept. 13, 1926 — Dec. 16, 2016

Lester J. Schwartz, age 90, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Lester was born on September 13, 1926, in Ashippun, the son of Conrad and Edna (Braunschweig) Schwartz. On June 15, 1952, he married Lucille Schuett. They lived and farmed in Ashippun on the family farm their entire lives. He enjoyed farming and his animals. Lester liked visiting with friends and neighbors, and spending time with his family. He was baptized, confirmed, and was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ashippun, serving on the church council and various committees. He was president of the Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery Association and was a past member of the Ashippun Sportsman Club, Ashippun Fire Department and the Water-Fighting Team.

He is remembered by his wife of 64 years, Lucille of Ashippun; his children Sarah Kottwitz of Watertown, Sally Schoenike of Ashippun and David Schwartz of Ashippun; his sister, LaVerne Jaeger of Watertown; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lester and Carol Schuett of Ashippun. He is also remembered by his grandchildren, Lynn (Ken) Richardson of Waukesha, and Laura and Kari Schoenike of Ashippun.

Lester was preceded in death by his parents; sons-in-law Herb Kottwitz and Jim Schoenike; and brother-in-law Franklin Jaeger.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 30, at 12:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, Ashippun. Burial will be at the Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery, Marquardt Manor, or the charity of one’s choice.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit