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by Report submitted · May 4th, 2017


John "Jack" H. Schwartz, 96, of Marion, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Visitation was from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service was at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Marion, conducted by Reverend Gregory Williamson. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial took place at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran-Buena Vista Cemetery, Grand Mound, Iowa.

Jack is survived by his wife, Donna of Marion; sons, Craig Schwartz of Bossier City, Louisiana and Kent (Audrey) Schwartz of Story City; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Mumm of Davenport: sister-in-law, Dorothy Schwartz of Williamsburg; and brother-in-law, Raymond Hudlik.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy; sisters, Eleanor Schuett and Joyce Hudlik; and brothers, Robert (Betty) Schwartz and Raymond Schwartz.

Jack was born October 20, 1920, in Calamus, Iowa, the son of Charles and Ida (Mueller) Schwartz. He graduated from Calamus High School in 1938. Jack served in the United States Army-Air Force during World War II. On May 1, 1945, in San Diego, California, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Meints; she passed away on April 28, 2006. On December 1, 2007, he married Donna (Renfer) Moyer in Cedar Rapids. Jack was a farmer in the Coggon and Alburnett area for many years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #298 of Marion, Linn County Cattleman's Association, 4-H Extension Service, Farm Bureau and Alburnett School Board. Jack was a 4-H leader and sang with the Harmony Hawks for 20 years.

Memorials may be directed to the family in Jack's memory.

Please share a memory of Jack at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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