Memorial services for Dean H. Schwarz, age 87, of Hartland, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Steven Schwartz will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by local servicemen’s organizations. Interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Surrounded by his family, Dean Henry Schwarz passed away peacefully at home and entered the kingdom of heaven on February 4, 2018. Born in St. Clair, MN, on September 7, 1930, Dean grew up and attended school in Pemberton, MN, graduating in 1948. After high school, Dean joined the United States Army where he proudly served for 4 years. Many fond military memories have been shared by Dean with family and friends over the years. Throughout his career, Dean worked as a refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning serviceman. He married Shirley Muetzel in 1957 and they raised two children in Mankato and Albert Lea. Dean and Shirley moved to the country outside of Hartland, MN in 1973 where they hobby farmed.
Dean was loved by so many. He always had a warm smile on his face, was fun-loving, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He often said he needed to keep his hands busy and was forever fixing or building along with hunting, fishing, camping, and many often marveled at the way he could dance! A lifetime dog lover, his most recent dog Maggie was his close companion.
Dean is survived by his daughter Nancy (Schwarz) Johnston and her husband David Johnston and their three daughters Alexandria (Chris), Rachel (Kevin), and Martha, his son Dan Schwarz and his wife Lori (Johnson) Schwarz and their two sons Jacob and Joshua, his brother Mert Schwarz, his brother Alan Schwarz, and his very special friend, Dorothy Krassin. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his sister Louise (Schwarz) Cords, and his brother Harold (Bob) Schwarz.