Alex J. Schwartz, age 78, resident of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. Alex was born in Mount Carmel, N.D., Feb. 4, 1926, to Alvin and Marie (Dumas) Schwartz. He married Lillian Renz in East Grand Forks, Minn., Dec. 1, 1951. Alex had worked as a painting contractor in North Dakota, East Grand Forks and in Minneapolis prior to moving to Brainerd in 1965. He enjoyed remodeling, gardening, property renovation and farming.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian; sons, Dwight (Peggy) Schwartz of Brainerd, Alex (Ann) Schwartz Jr., of Aitkin, Garry (Sherri) Schwartz of Brainerd, Rodney (Gwen) Schwartz, of Maple Grove, and Christopher Schwartz of Brainerd; daughters, Joyce (Steve) Amic of St. Cloud, Carolyn (Mark) Willie of Mankato, DeeDee (Bruce) Hamdorf of Baxter, Kathryn (Joseph) Thatcher of Crosby; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Betty) Schwartz of Grand Forks, N.D., Gilbert (LaVonne) Schwartz of Minneapolis; sisters, Eleanor Kalis, Angela Kalis, Loretta Rapple and Lucille (Magness) Erickson, all of North Dakota.
Alex J. Schwartz Sr.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard and Roland Schwartz.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Faith Baptist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Jim Goodew officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd and the hour before services Monday at the church.
Funeral arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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