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Eugene R. Schwanbeck

December 9, 2014

Eugen SchwanbeckSt. Marys—Eugene R. Schwanbeck. 92, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Community Hospital in St. Marys.


He was born March 25, 1922 at LaCrosse, WI., the son of Eugene R. and Zita M. Knothe Schwanbeck.  He served in the United States Army during WWII.


Mr. Schwanbeck was a machinist for the Trane Company.


On June 29, 1946 he was united in marriage to Leona A. Darga.  She preceded him in death on November 28, 2006.  He was also preceded in death by two grandsons.


Survivors include daughters, Joan Drone, Nancy Topel, Barbara Shearer, Sueanna Johnson, Mariese Marvin, Mary Schalanger and Monica Brueske; sons, Eugene Schwanbeck III., Mark Schwanbeck, John Schwanbeck, Lawrence Schwanbeck, Bernie Schwanbeck and Robert Schwanbeck; a brother, Ralph Schwanbeck; a sister, Betty Butterfield; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Requiem mass will be at 7:00 A.M. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys.  Mr. Schwanbeck will lie in state from 1:00 until 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Piper Funeral Home.  A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Wednesday at the Church.


Interment with military honors will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Schwanbeck’s name and sent in care of the funeral home.

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4 thoughts on “Eugene R. Schwanbeck

  1. Sorry to hear about your father. I remember the great times at your fathers house, especially him playing the classical music.


  2. To all of my Cousins, Please accept my deepest Sympathies on the passing of your Father. i remember all of the Darga Family Picnics, and your dad always lighting his pipe, seems like he went through a thousand match sticks. Uncle Gene will be in my prayers always, Love john

  3. Our prayers go out to the family and for the repose of his soul. Our WWII vets all have a valuable story to teach each of us. May we be enriched by the legacy and wonderful family he has left with us.
    Semper Fidelis.

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