August 19 1940
October 27 2023
Gary A. Schwartz joined the angels on October 27th, 2023 and is bringing joy to those with him.
Born on August 19, 1940 to Alex and Marie (Voelker) Schwartz in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Gary attended local schools graduating from Menomonee Falls High School in 1958. His childhood was filled with time working on the family produce farm and in an excavation business.
Gary excelled at all sports enjoying the competition in Land O’ Lakes baseball and basketball before departing for the US Army. Upon his return home, Gary joined the pipeline and while working long hours and rapidly advancing in responsibilities, Gary made unforgettable memories with all around him. Many of those stories are relived with joy and laughter today.
When Gary met Margo Weiss in the spring on 1964 he knew she was the perfect partner for him. They married on November 28, and she kept pace with him through their 59 years together.
Leveraging his successful career in the pipeline, years of knowledge and his strong work ethic, Gary and Margo ventured north to begin their own construction company in Sheboygan County. Schwartz Trenching was born and rapidly grew through the reputation of Gary’s expertise, hard work and dedication. Gary expanded the business by obtaining his Master Plumber license and various other certifications enabling the business to be a one stop shop transforming farmland into spaces for dream homes. It was a family business which his children joined at a very young age. There was never a day that Gary did not receive lunch on the job from his dedicated partner, Margo. Gary and Margo met many people though their work adding to the incredible circle of friends. In 48 years of business, Gary was proud that he did not have a single complaint or dissatisfied customer.
Gary was an avid horseshoe player and enjoyed pitching in tournaments throughout the US, but especially in Wisconsin. Many times, his son “Hank” would join him on the courts for competition. Gary will be remembered for the fun and sportsmanship he brought to the game.
In addition to his with Margo, Gary felt blessed with his children Mally (Brian) Henne and Zachary whom he referred to as “Hank” (Stacey) Schwartz and cherished his grandchildren Alex (Anna) Schwartz and Connor (Lauren Rentmeester) Schwartz. Gary will watch over his first great grandchild, Brooklyn Schwartz following her arrival in January 2024. Gary is further survived by extended family members and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, father in law, mother in law and special uncle, Hank Schwartz. Numerous furry friends have been waiting to reunite with Gary in heaven for the next venture to “get some birds”.
Gary and his family are thankful for the many special caregivers that contributed to his journey like Chad, Heather and Amy from Manitowoc Health along with the team at Sharon Richardson Hospice including Jeremy, Amy, Autumn, Rachel and Lonna who comforted him during his transition.
Following Gary’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Gary’s life will take place in Spring of 2024. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.
Gary’s contagious smile, endless energy, kindness and compassion live in all those he touched as part of his legacy.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gary Allan Schwartz August 19 1940
October 27 2023.
Death notice for the town of: Plymouth, state: Wisconsin
death notice Gary Allan Schwartz August 19 1940
October 27 2023
obituary notice Gary Allan Schwartz August 19 1940
October 27 2023