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SCHWARCK, Alonzo 1894-1934


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/1/2019 at 10:28:45

Obituary Alonzo Schwarck

Alonzo Schwarck, son of Chris and Maude Schwarck, was born in the Ivester Community Aug. 23, 1894, and departed this life at his home near Whitten Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, 1934. His death was the result of a stroke of which he was a victim a little more than two weeks previous, from which he never regained consciousness enough to be able to speak to his loved ones. It was hoped at first that the life of one so young might be saved, but in spite of all that doctors and loved ones could do he peacefully came to the end of life.

Alonzo was born and reared at the old Schwarck home about one mile west of Ivester. His whole life was spent in that community and the Whitten community, where he and his family spent the last ten years.

On Dec. 28, 1918, he was united in marriage to Ada Smith. To this union were born nine children, who survive him, Margaret Ellen, Milo Ray, Dale Martin, Victor Lowell, Donald Lee, Glen Floyd, Karol David, Paul Eugene, Maurice Dean, and two step-children, Lucille Geraldine and Richard Elias, who filled a place in the home and whom he loved as his own. He is also survived by his faithful companion, his father and mother, and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Platt and Mrs. Isla Kirkdorffer of Ivester, Mrs. Fannie Mains of Eldora, and Mrs. Mildred Kinney and Miss Irma Schwarck of Chicago; and two brothers, Martin and Floyd of the Ivester community, one sister having died in infancy.

In 1916 he became a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren in which relationship he found quiet satisfaction and joy. Mr. Schwarck was not a man of many words, but he quietly went about his business, living honorably and nobly up to his best and giving of his strength and life to those with whom he came in contact. The interests of his family were always above his own and he gave unselfishly of the best of his energy for the welfare of those whom he loved. He was an affectionate husband and father. He was a kindly neighbor and was respected and loved by all who knew him, and loved most by those who knew him best.

The seemingly untimely end came as a great shock to the family and friends. He will be greatly missed in the home where it seems that his counsel, guidance, help and love are so sorely needed, by his parents, with whom he cooperated so closely in business and social ways, and by his neighbors and friends who loved and honored him. His life will rest as a pleasant benediction on those who loved him and a mighty challenge to those who are left behind.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 December 1934, pg 10


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