Edward Schwarz

January 13, 1944 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 76)


  Edward Schwarz, 76, loving husband and father, of East Jordan, died Monday, March 9, 2020, in Petoskey.

  He was born on January 13, 1944, in Tilsit, Germany, the son of Fritz and Lucy (Reitzenstein) Schwarz.  They moved to Toronto, Canada in 1956, and then in 1958, moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Edward graduated from Washington High School in 1962, in Milwaukee.

  Edward served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968, in Germany where he met Ellen Strasser.  They were married on April 20, 1968, in Milwaukee.

  He worked as a manager for J.C. Penney Catalog and retired in January of 2004.  He and Ellen then moved in 2004, to the Jordan Valley, just outside East Jordan, Michigan. 

  He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Jordan.  Edward enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, snowmobiling and camping.  He looked forward to their “Annual Camping in July” in the Jordan Valley with family and friends.

  Edward is survived by his loving wife, Ellen Schwarz of East Jordan; one daughter, Renee Schwarz of Berlin, Germany; one brother, Carl (Eloise) Schwarz of Sun City Center, Florida; as well as several cousins in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada.

  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  The family was served by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan, Michigan.

  Memorials may be directed to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7855 Rogers Rd, East Jordan, Michigan 49727 or the East Jordan Ambulance Association, PO Box 223, East Jordan MI 49727.

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No services scheduled at this time.


Evangelical Lutheran Church
7855 Rogers Road, East Jordan MI 49727
Tel: 1-231-536-7566

East Jordan Ambulance Association
PO Box 223, East Jordan MI 49727

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