Elwood G. Schwartz

Elwood G. Schwartz

Elwood passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Wyoming, Michigan.

He was born February 28, 1924 in Sparta the son of Conrad and Clara (Kraft) Schwartz. Elwood was a 1942 Hopkins High School graduate who grew up and spent his adult life in Hopkins.  As a young man he had worked doing construction in Grand Rapids until he purchased his parents’ dairy farm in 1957 and worked until his retirement in 1990. Elwood enjoyed playing basketball and following both high school and college sports. He loved following girls softball and had attended almost every Hopkins High School football game. He was an avid bowler in many leagues over the years. Elwood was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego.

Surviving are his children, Bette (Jim) Stewart of VA, David Schwartz of Hopkins, Shirley (Robert) Smith of VA and Cindy (Howard) Hunt of Otsego; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eleanor in 2007; son, Richard and siblings, Howard, Evelyn Brenner and Harlow.

Friends may visit with Elwood’s family from 2-5 P.M. on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego with Pastors Steve Otto and Andrew Martens officiating.

Private family burial will take place at Maplewood Cemetery in Hopkins.

Contributions in memory of Elwood may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Kim Allen says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was just a joy for me to see everyday. He never missed his chance to tease me. I will miss him forever.Loved his pink shirt and his shining smile. Fly high sweet angel.

  2. BARBARA WELCH says:

    Totally aware of your loss and the extent of your grief, I would like to
    share John 16:22 with you as it gave me much comfort when my
    dear one died 3 months ago: “NOW IS YOUR TIME OF GRIEF, BUT I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN AND YOU WILL REJOICE, AND NO ONE WILL TAKE AWAY YOUR JOY”. I can truly say, “I feel your pain”. Grief hurts!! Much love and blessings to all your family. You
    know how special your Dad was to ours.You’re in my prayers!

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