Agnes J. Schwartz, 87
April 27, 1928 — Jan. 7, 2016

Agnes J. Schwartz, 87 Agnes J. Schwartz (nee Van Beek), 87, of Allenton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

She was born April 27, 1928, in the town of Barton to Hubert and Alman (nee Staehler) Van Beek. She was united in marriage to Walter E. Schwartz on Sept. 28, 1949, in Barton.

Agnes was a very hardworking woman from early on. She worked at Amity Leather Co. in West Bend while meeting Walter and continued to work at Amity for 15 years.

Walter and Agnes started farming and a trucking business in 1946 and from that time on Agnes became the main dispatcher for a livestock and grain trucking company that became very successful because of her persistence. She contracted and sold millions and millions of bushels of grain throughout the Midwest. Agnes also took care of the whitewashing business for many of the farmers and throughout her lifetime she must have wore out 500 phones. She was also a devoted animal lover.

Agnes is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Wally Schwartz; loving children, Rick Schwartz, Jacqueline (J.B.) Howard, Gary (Nancy) Schwartz and Judy (Kurt) Goeman; cherished grandchildren, Austin, Tanner and step grandchildren Josh (Kinsey) Birkholz and Gina (Ryan) Iseler; step great-grandchildren, Grace and Gabe Birkholz; dear sibling, Rosemary Fickert; brother-in-law, Kenneth Hefter; and dear siblings-in-law, Carol Brinkman, Edward (Louise) Schwartz and Rosella Langenecker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hubert Van Beek; sister, Florence Hefter; and brothers-in-law, Furdie Fickert, Herbert (Lucille) Schwartz and Clem Langenecker Funeral services for Agnes will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (112 S. German St., Mayville, WI 53050) with the Rev. Tom Biersack officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions are greatly appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Allenton EMS and the wonderful staff at Froedtert Hospital.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found online at: