Obit: Schwantes, William W. #2 (1930 - 2012)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Schwantes, Buck, Begotka, Heinzen, Krueger
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/11/2012
Schwantes, William W. (24 June 1930 - 5 July 2012)
William W. Schwantes, 82, of Marshfield passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012, at his home.
William was born June 24, 1930, in Colby, 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 Sept. 19, 1953, in Menomonie. William attended UW-Stevens Point 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 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 a “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.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home (1010 E. Veterans Parkway) and Thursday from 12 p.m. until time of services at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.hansenschillingfuneralhome.com .
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