Dale Schwartz
Dale Schwartz

Dale Anthony Schwartz, 74, of Eyota, died after a short battle with cancer on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1943, in Chatfield, to Russell and Myrtle (Winslow) Schwartz. 

On June 11, 1966, he married LaVonne "Bonnie" Crowson. The couple had a daughter and later divorced. He later married Rebecca "Becky" Wild on Feb. 7, 1972. They had two daughters and a son.

He was an active person, from working on cars to being a farm hand. During his retirement, he spent his time helping friends and family with projects, woodworking and painting. He could either be found working in his garage or enjoying his daily visits at the knowledge table at the Country Café in Eyota. He was always willing to help those who needed a hand.

He is survived by his mother, Myrtle Schwartz of Fillmore; his wife, Becky of Eyota; his daughters, Bonnie Jo Johnson of Rochester, Tammy (Brad Myers) McNallan of Elgin and April (Mark)Smith of Chatfield; his son, William (Melodie) Schwartz of Rochester; 13 grandchildren, Michael (Karissa Anderson) Johnson, Dallas (Megan Hunt) Johnson, Kourtney (Shea) Kromminga, Paige (Ryan Bluhm) McNallan, Brynn (Donovon Mancilman) McNallan, Hunter Smith, Taylor Smith, Miranda McNallan, Preston Schwartz, Colton McNallan, Hermione Schwartz, Ethen Briggman and Sheldon Schwartz; three great-grandsons and four siblings, Gail Ann Lubinsky of Forrest Lake, Sue Thompson of Racine, Gary (Denise) Schwartz of Fillmore and Neal Schwartz of Fillmore.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Schwartz.

A memorial service for him was held on Friday, Jan 5, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Eyota with the Rev. Jonathan Vollrath officiating.