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Jack L. Schwartz Sr.

July 12, 1942 ~ December 17, 2018 (age 76)

Jack L. Schwartz Sr., 76, of Butler, passed away peacefully at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, Monday December 17, 2018 surrounded by his family. Jack was born July 12, 1942 at the Souder Hospital in Auburn, the son of Albert C. and Marie (Rowe) Schwartz and they preceded him in death. He married Ruth A. (Curry) Schwartz at the Chapel in the Garden in Angola on July 16, 1960 and she survives in Butler. Jack retired from Universal Tool & Stamping, Butler, in 2005 after 45 years of service. He was a true “Jack” of all trades, performing many jobs over the years, including assembly, forklift operator, semi-truck driver, quality inspector and tool & die repair. He was a hard worker and instilled those values in his children. Jack enjoyed camping, collecting Wheel Horse garden tractors, mowing grass, plowing snow, watching NASCAR and Winged Outlaw Sprint racing. He liked to help other people. Over the years he had many hobbies that included model car building, RC car racing and making lawn ornaments out of various materials. He enjoyed listening to old country music. Jack is survived by his children, Jack Schwartz Jr., of Auburn, Jennifer (Eric) Grobis of Auburn, Jason (Grechet) Schwartz of Edon, OH; nine grandchildren, Jessica (Ralph) Reese, Erica Grobis, Derrek, Taylor, Brooke, Kenji, Miranda and Amanda Schwartz, Brenda Harrington; two great grandchildren, Bentley and Wade Beard; a brother, Richard Schwartz of Butler; two sisters, Susan (Harlow) Meek and Linda Steinman both of Auburn; his dog and best buddy, Button; many nieces and nephews. Jacks wishes were that there be no services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to DeKalb Humane Society, where he adopted his little buddy

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