Gerald Lee Schwarm

Born: Thu., Aug. 29, 1929
Died: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019


12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Location: St. Louis Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1:30 PM Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Location: St. Louis Catholic Church

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Gerald Lee "Duffy" Schwarm 89 of Litchfield, formerly of Ohlman passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 1:25 am in Heritage Manor-Litchfield. Jerry had been a resident of Heritage Manor for several years.

The son of Floyd and Elsie (Forbis) Schwarm, Jerry was born August 29, 1929 in Ohlman, Illinois.  He married Lois Ann O'Malley, May 8, 1954 in St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis, Illinois. She survives as do daughters Cheryl (Floyd) Storm of Irving, IL., Jan (John) Johnson of St. Louis, MO., Connie (Terry) Van Horne of Byron Center, MI., Toni (Dan) Browne of Edwardsville, IL., and son Ben (Gina) Schwarm of Springfield, IL., brother Paul W. Schwarm of Ohlman, IL.grandchildren Tyler (Amy) Johnson, Rana (Cameron) Brown, Taylor Browne, Sam (Sawyer) Schwarm, Sadie Schwarm, Luke Schwarm, Andrew, Nathan and Zachary Van Horne, great grandchildren Macklin & Rory Brown and Ryker Van Horne. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Mildred Pieper and brothers Floyd Jr. and Benjamin Schwarm.

Jerry had attended SIU Carbondale. He worked in agriculture ending his career as a grainhandler. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis, Nokomis Lions Club,  K.of C. and Waples Bauer Post 94 Nokomis American Legion. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday January 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm, in St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis, with visitation will be from noon to 1:30 pm. Thursday at the church.  Burial will be in Ohlman Cemetery, Ohlman, IL with full military rites conducted by the U.S. Army and Waples/Bauer Post 94 Nokomis American Legion.Memorials suggested to St. Louis Catholic School, Nokomis, Illinois


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Dave & Jackie Rakers
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing and are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We know he has a place in heaven and is now pain free and dancing with the angels. Always enjoyed you as part of our Ohlman family.

alan pretnar
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Our deepest sympathy upon the passing of Jerrry. He was a good man and will be missed. Sincerely Alan and Andrea Pretnar

Rhoda Dudra
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Lois and family...My sincere sympathy to all of you. We share happy memories of our husbands over the years! Hugs and blessings...Rhoda

Carla & Bobby Bolt
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Ben-Gina, we are thinking of you and your family and praying for strength to sustain you during this time. Deepest Sympathies.

Bill Western
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Lois and family- So sorry to hear about Jerry. Many good memories of events during our 60 year relationship. God bless each of you at this time.

Dennis & Sue Aumann
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Lois and family We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

Richard Connell
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
I had the pleasure of calling on Jerry at Rosamond when I was with Farmland Industries. Lots of great stories with Jerry, Larry Ernst, and Bill Western and a round of golf. A real gentleman and always greeted you with a smile. We all lost a good friend. My Sympathy and Prayers, Richard Connell

Bill Chapman
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
Sorry to learn of Jerry's passing. We were opponents on the basketball court as I played for Raymond HS. We were also room mates at SIU.

Bill Western
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
Lois and family- Sorry to learn about Jerry. We had so many good times over our sixty year relationship. He was a true friend. May God bless you all at this time.

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