Robert E. Schwartz, 88, a lifelong resident of Porterfield, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013, at Rennes Health Center-West. He was born September 19, 1925 in Menominee to Otto and Nancy (Wickman) Schwartz.
Robert married Carol Mueller on June 17, 1950, at McAllister Community Lutheran Church. He was a dairy farmer and also raised beef cattle. For many years, he was a school bus contractor and work for the Town of Porterfield in later years. He was an avid hunter and was a member of the Porterfield Sportsman's Club for many years. His family was very important to him. With his sons, he supervised the construction of several homes and a unique log cabin on their property. He enjoyed playing cards with friends and family and was always interested in current events.
Robert is survived by his wife, Carol; sons: Steven (Marilyn), Clay, Scott and Clark (Kim); daughters: Cynthia (William) Harrison, Cheryl and Tina; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild and three step-great-grandchildren; his sisters: Elaine of Milwaukee and Evelyn of Porterfield; his brother, Harold (Nita) of Racine; nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandchildren: Natalie and Alex Timm.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home, in Marinette, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20th, in Porterfield Lutheran Church with the Rev. Chad Anderson officiating.
Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Gardens.