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Gerald Schwan

April 01, 2019

Gerald R Schwan, age 74, of Monroeville, passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2019 at Stein Hospice Care Center.

He was born September 27, 1944 in Willard to the late Elmer and Ruth (Perry) Schwan. He was a 1963 graduate of Monroeville High School and was on the first Monroeville football team. He grew up farming and raising cattle, and retired after 37 years as the Monroeville transportation supervisor, driver and bus mechanic, and was a member of the Ohio School Bus Mechanic Association. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He formerly participated in area dart ball leagues, and enjoyed spending time with his family and showing horses. He was presented with the Monroeville football team’s 12th man this past season, and enjoying videotaping games for years. He enjoyed camping, gardening, baking and barbequing for his family and friends. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau Sod Bussers and began seasonal living at the Venetian Park Estates since 2002 in Sarasota, Florida.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sue Schwan; children, Stacey (Brian Carter) Gessling of Monroeville, Tom (Lavin) Schwan of Clyde and Mandy (Randy) Schafer of Monroeville; grandchildren, Sydney (Tim) Fox, Dakota (Kaci Miller) Schwan, Jenna (Jake) Molyet, Adam (Rylee Helmstetter) Gessling, Addison Gessling, Aidan Schafer, Ian Schafer and Alec Schafer; great-grandchildren, Parker, Hannah and Olivia Fox and Ellie and Hudson Molyet; brother, Richard (Carolyn) Schwan of Monroeville; brothers-in-law, John Conry, Brian Conry and Lowell (Bonnie) Sparks; aunts, Peggy Perry and Arlene (Clyde) Anderson; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Schwan; and a grandson, Joey Silcox.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at 3:00 P.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 W. Broad Street, Monroeville with the Pastor Amy Little officiating. A celebration of his life will immediately follow at Bone Boys BBQ and Catering, 109 W. Main Street, Bellevue.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroeville Football Alumni Association, P.O. Box 82, Monroeville, Ohio 44847; checks payable to MFAA. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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Gerald R Schwan, age 74, of Monroeville, passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2019 at Stein Hospice Care Center.

He was born September 27, 1944 in Willard to the late Elmer and Ruth (Perry) Schwan. He was a 1963 graduate of Monroeville High School and was on the first Monroeville football team. He grew up farming and raising cattle, and retired after 37 years as the Monroeville transportation supervisor, driver and bus mechanic, and was a member of the Ohio School Bus Mechanic Association. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He formerly participated in area dart ball leagues, and enjoyed spending time with his family and showing horses. He was presented with the Monroeville football team’s 12th man this past season, and enjoying videotaping games for years. He enjoyed camping, gardening, baking and barbequing for his family and friends. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau Sod Bussers and began seasonal living at the Venetian Park Estates since 2002 in Sarasota, Florida.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sue Schwan; children, Stacey (Brian Carter) Gessling of Monroeville, Tom (Lavin) Schwan of Clyde and Mandy (Randy) Schafer of Monroeville; grandchildren, Sydney (Tim) Fox, Dakota (Kaci Miller) Schwan, Jenna (Jake) Molyet, Adam (Rylee Helmstetter) Gessling, Addison Gessling, Aidan Schafer, Ian Schafer and Alec Schafer; great-grandchildren, Parker, Hannah and Olivia Fox and Ellie and Hudson Molyet; brother, Richard (Carolyn) Schwan of Monroeville; brothers-in-law, John Conry, Brian Conry and Lowell (Bonnie) Sparks; aunts, Peggy Perry and Arlene (Clyde) Anderson; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Schwan; and a grandson, Joey Silcox.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at 3:00 P.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 W. Broad Street, Monroeville with the Pastor Amy Little officiating. A celebration of his life will immediately follow at Bone Boys BBQ and Catering, 109 W. Main Street, Bellevue.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroeville Football Alumni Association, P.O. Box 82, Monroeville, Ohio 44847; checks payable to MFAA. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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Suzanne Stang Porterfield

Huron, OH
April 05, 2019

My sympathy and prayers go out to Sue, Mandy, Tom, Stacey & the entire Schwan family.
Jerry was a big part of my junior high and high school years. From riding in his truck with Mandy to all the football games, to spending about every weekend with the Schwan family. With this great loss, I feel like a little bit of my childhood is gone as well.
He will be remembered to me as a good and honest man, who loved his family beyond measure.
Rest in peace, Mr. Schwan, and give my Daddy a big hug for me. Fly high.

Bob and Emma Hahl

Clyde, OH
April 04, 2019

Sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you God Bless.

Carrie (Showalter) Cole and Family

Milan, OH, United States
April 03, 2019

Your family is in our prayers. So sorry for you loss.

Lowell and Bonnie Sparks

Tacna, AZ
April 03, 2019

We are lifting your family up in prayer as you go through these dark days. Prayers for comfort and peace as you move forward.

Jim & Chris Bores

Monroeville, OH, USA
April 02, 2019

Your family is in our prayers. God bless and watch over you. Jim & Chris

Jodi Judge

Florence, AL, USA
April 02, 2019

Sorry for your loss. May God wrap His arms around all of the family and friends of Jerry. He was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Jaci &Tim Gonzalez

Granbury, TX
April 02, 2019

Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of your dad and family that I will cherish ?? forever.

Eric and Becky Adelman and Family

Norwalk, OH, United States
April 02, 2019

Our family sends our sympathy for your loss. God's peace and comfort to each of you--helping you remember those precious moments and cherishing them for many years to come.

Cheryl Creveling

Williamsport, PA, USA
April 02, 2019

My sadness for you and your family during this time. May you find Gods peace and know Jerry is such better place with no more suffering or pain. Sending my prayers and condolences. With lots of Love. Cheryl Ed and girls