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Hope's Release March 8

Howard A. Schwersenska PDF Print E-mail

Dec. 16, 1926-Aug. 5, 2013

Howard A. Schwersenska, 86, Coloma, passed away Monday morning, August 5, 2013, at Appleton Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 16, 1926 in Sheboygan Falls, the son of Arthur and Esther (Slife) Schwersenska. He married LaVeila Werner on May 18, 1946 in the Town of Springfield, Marquette County.

Howard was employed as a salesman for Coloma Motors for 37 years and was affectionately known as Windy. Following retirement, he worked seasonally for Ship Rock Farms of Adams County. Howard loved snowmobiling and was co-founder, past president, and current board member of the Coloma Pathfinders Snowmobile Club. He belonged to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coloma and served as church council president. He also served as sexton and treasurer for Prince of Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Howard will be fondly remembered for his tireless lawn work and his pride and joy New Holland tractor. He enjoyed taking walks along Highway 21 and was always seen wearing his cowboy hat.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years: LaVeila “Trixie” Schwersenska; one daughter: Janice “Jan” (Kerry) McCarron, Plainfield; one sister: Susan “Sue” (Douglas) France, Portage; sister-in-law: Neoma Schwersenska, Westfield; and special nieces: Kathy Lynn Schwersenska and Margie Phipps, both of Coloma. Howard is further survived by other relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by two brothers: Marlin (Ruth) Schwersenska and Milferd (Anna) Schwersenska.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coloma with Rev. Kelli Fisher officiating. Burial was in Prince of Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coloma and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

The Leikness Funeral Home of Wautoma assisted the family with arrangements, www.wautomafuneralhome.com.

 

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