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Tuesday May 28th, 2019

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Elmer J. Schwartz

Elmer “Jr.” Schwartz, age 83 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Jefferson City.

Elmer was born June 1, 1935, in Hermann, a son to the late Elmer and Alice (Wild) Schwartz.

Elmer attended school in Hermann and served his country in the United States Army.

On November 26, 1960, he was united in marriage to Lois Breunig at the Assumption Catholic Church in Morrison.  She survives of the home.

Elmer was employed with the Corp of Engineers as a certified welder and later as a Maintenance Superintendent at Milford Lake in Junction City and Clinton Lake in Lawrence, Kansas for 32 years retiring in 1994. 

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Jefferson City.

Elmer enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, cooking, the outdoors, watching Mizzou and Kansas City Royal games and loved being around people sharing a good laugh.  He was an excellent craftsman and woodworker. 

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Elmer is survived by: five children, Michael Schwartz of Belle, Rebecca Dunavin of Eudora, Kansas, James Schwartz and his wife Angela of Olathe, Kansas, Christine Koelling and her husband Roger of Olathe, Kansas and Lyle Schwartz and his wife Michelle of Shawnee, Kansas; eighteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Catalanello of Durham, CA. along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one sister, Frances Stone; one brother, Neal Schwartz; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Schwartz; and a son-in-law, Rod Dunavin. 

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Morton Chapel in Linn.  Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Daniel Merz officiating.  Interment with full military honors will be held at St. George Parish Cemetery in Linn.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Capital Campaign Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

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Mom, Chris, Becky, Lyle, James and Michael.

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of sorrow. Mom was blessed with a great husband and in their union came five terrific children. I am praying that wonderful memories replace the sorrow in the coming weeks. May GOD Bless each of you.

Leo Souders May 28 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

Tara May 28 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy May 27 2019 12:00 AM

Lois sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed talking to Elmer when I worked at Casper's. I won't be able to pay my respects to you and your family tomorrow.

Sharon Haeffner Herndon and Lane Herndon May 27 2019 12:00 AM

A Rays of Summer Sunshine was sent on May 27, 2019

We wish we could be with you all today. Please know we are there in spirit and love you very much! Our deepest sympathy Aaron, Kylee, Mason, Londyn Miller

Expression of Sympathy May 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elmer Schwartz

Mary Lee Rost May 26 2019 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on May 26, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elmer Schwartz

Alice and Fred Nilges May 23 2019 12:00 AM