Obit: Schwantes, William W. (1930 - 2012)


Surnames: Schwantes, Buck, Begotka, Heinzen

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 07/07/2012

Schwantes, William W. (24 JUN 1930 - 5 JUL 2012)


William W. Schwantes, age 82, of Marshfield, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield. The Rev. Mark Krueger will officiate. Burial will be held in Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield. Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 11 at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home (1010 E. Veterans Parkway) and on Thursday from 12:00 PM until time of services at the church.

William was born on June 24, 1930 in Colby, WI, the son of Walter and Ruth (Buck) Schwantes. He and his high school sweetheart, Beverly, graduated from Dorchester High School together and were later married on September 19, 1953 in Menomonie, WI. William attended UWSP and joined the National Guard.

He and Beverly were owners of Lynn Dairy in Granton. They retired in 1988 and moved to Marshfield. William enjoyed traveling, boating, reading, cars and riding his motorcycle.

He was a member and officer of Central Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association and received numerous awards for their cheese, including World Championship Cheese. They were also honored as "Granton Citizens of the Year" in 1999. William was also a member, treasurer and pancake chef at Zion Lutheran Church in Granton and a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield.

William is survived by his wife, Beverly, his Sons, William (Nanette) and their children, Taylor, Luke and Regan; Paul (Jodi), and their daughters, Sydney and Carly; his Daughter, Patricia (Mark) Begotka and their children, John, Kelly, Matthew and Brooke; son-in-law, Richard Heinzen and his children, Brad and Teresa and his soon-to-be-great-grandson, Drake.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Heinzen, his parents, Walter and Ruth and two sisters in infancy.

The family would like to thank Ministry Home Care Hospice and Marshfield Senior Services Staff for their loving care and comfort they gave William and the family.

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