Gerald W. Schwanz, 84

Gerald W. Schwanz of Mequon went to his heavenly home on Feb. 10, 
2012, at the age of 84.

He was the loving brother of Armin F. (Mary);  and the loving uncle 
of Janet (Michael) Beder,  JoAnne (David) Berth, Jerold (Cindy) 
Schwanz, Jay (Jody) Schwanz, Douglas (Jacklyn) Schwanz, Kathleen 
(Robert) Bentley, Susan (Robert) Stoecker and Glen (Kari) Beder. He 
is further survived by great- and great-great-nieces, nephews, other 
relatives and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his brother, Erich H. (June) Schwanz; 
and his sister, Rosabel L. Schwanz.

Gerald was born in Mequon on Feb. 3, 1928, the son of Erich C. and 
Marie (nee Schmeling) Schwanz, who also preceded him in death. Gerald 
worked the family farm his entire life. Gerald enjoyed bowling, 
fishing, hunting, playing cards and spending time with his family.

A funeral service will be held today, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at Trinity 
Ev. Lutheran Church, 11450 N. Wauwatosa Road, Mequon.  Interment will 
be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church today 
from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, West 
Mequon, are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. For online 
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