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Ralph O. Schwartz

Ralph O. Schwartz

Ralph O. Schwartz age 87, died on Monday, December 7, 2020 in his home, six years to the day after his loving wife Millie. He was born January 17, 1933 in Beverly, a son of Elmer Schwartz and Katherine Schwartz Likes. Ralph married Millie Greving on June 18, 1955 in Quincy's St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.
Ralph was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Navy. Most of his career was spent at Gardner-Denver. He was a graduate of Liberty High School and long-time member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus along with many other organizations within the Parish.
Ralph was an avid gardener providing tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, corn, and much more to anyone who wanted some. He also loved to travel, especially in the fifth-wheel with Mom, and especially at the Red Cabin in Minnesota. He enjoyed fishing, horseshoe pitch, and playing endless rounds of card games, especially Hand & Foot, Skipbo and Euchre (family and local tournaments)
Survivors include his children, Don (Sue) Schwartz; Debbie (Rick) Terwelp; Mike (Vivian) Schwartz; Ronald Schwartz all of Quincy; Greg (Cheryl) Schwartz of Minneapolis, MN; Gina (Brian) VonderHaar of Quincy. His sister, Marjorie Howell of Quincy; Grandchildren: Dr. Andrew Schwartz, Adam Schwartz, Amanda Schwartz, P.A., Angela Sloan, Aaron Schwartz, Amber Wheeler, Amy Van Bastian; Tawnya Sparrow, Trent Terwelp, Travis Terwelp, Tiffany Smith, Tanner Terwelp; Michelle Schwartz, Christopher Schwartz, Stephanie Musolino; Kayla Schwartz, Logan Schwartz; Emily Brown; Krystle VonderHaar and Matt VonderHaar. 26 Great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Dorothea; brothers Clifford and Merle Leroy; a granddaughter, Melissa Schwartz, and grandson, Keith Schwartz in infancy; and several nieces & nephews, great-nieces & nephews.

Due to the Covid Pandemic, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. Francis Building or to Hospice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Vicki and J.R. Decker
North Fort Myers, FL
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We will miss you on this earth but know you are at peace without pain and with the love of your life Aunt Millie.
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teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest sympathy Gina and family on the death of your father. May your memories sustain you in the days and months ahead. May God grant you comfort and knowledge that your mom and dad are once again together. Our deepest condolences........Gerry and Teresa
From:
Kathy Schwartz
Williamsburg, VA
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Sorry for your loss
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Terri and Phil Schonhoff
Ellettsville, IN
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Hugs to the whole Schwartz family. Both your mom and dad hold a special place in our hearts. We had fun times as kids on Saturday nights chasing fireflies, playing tag and playing house in the little shed. We will miss his smile and easy laugh! So happy for Ralph to be in heaven with his sweetie, Millie!
From:
Paul & Mary Duesterhaus
QUINCY, IL
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Our sincere condolences to Don, Sue, and the extended Schwartz & Greving Families for your loss. What an amazing legacy Ralph and Millie Schwartz leave for us. There are no doubts that they are sharing a special place in Heaven together. We hope your reflections on the wonderful life Ralph and Millie shared together help sooth your grief and bring you peace.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Paul & Mary Duesterhaus
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Dear Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
William and Kathleen Birsic
Pittsburgh, PA
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What a great life and, he leaves a great family as his legacy!
From:
Bruce and Mary Miller
Quincy, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.