John M. Schwartz

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John M. Schwartz

March 16, 1927 - March 09, 2019

John M. Schwartz NAPPANEE [mdash] John M. Schwartz, 91, Nappanee, died from a bleeding ulcer at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born March 16, 1927, in Etna Green, to John L. and Mary Ann (Burkholder) Schwartz.
On Nov. 11, 1948, he married Edna J. Slabaugh. They lived in holy matrimony for 70 years, 3 months and 29 days. They were the oldest married Amish couple in Nappanee.
Mr. Schwartz lived his lifetime in this area. He was a farmer and had owned and operated Schwartz Buggy Shop. Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Schwartz; children, Homer (Etta Fern) Schwartz, Goshen, Larry (Nancy) Schwartz, Ernest (Betty) Schwartz, Howard (Velma) Schwartz, Dennis Schwartz, Etta Hochstetler, Owen Schwartz and Harley Schwartz, all of Nappanee, and John (Esther) Schwartz, Bremen; 36 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren; and sister, Lovina Helmuth, Nappanee.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Steven and Jeremy Schwartz; great-grandson, Myron Schwartz; son-in-law, Steve Hochstetler; sisters, Malinda, Lydia Ann; and five brothers, Levi, Dan, Joe, Menno, and Milo.
Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the family residence, 9419 W. 1350 North, Nappanee.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, also at their residence. The home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Weldy Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on March 11, 2019
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