Richard J. Schwach


Richard. J. Schwach, 80, of Hersey, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital in Mishawaka, Ind.

He was born July 25, 1932, in Chicago, Ill. to John and Marie Schwach and graduated from Lakeview High School in Chicago.

Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He also worked as a rural mail carrier.

He married Carol Kehder in 1969. They had been residents of the Hersey area for 35 years.

He attended the Church of the Antioch in Reed City, and enjoyed working with model trains.

Richard is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, Guy, of Chase, and Jason (Kathy), of Bossier City, La.; two daughters, Nikki (Steven) Lotz, of Hesperia, and Terri Clementshaw, of Delton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at McDowell Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Killingbeck officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday. Military honors will be presented by Reed City Post #2964, V.F.W. and the Michigan National Guard.

Burial will take place at a later date at Park Hill Cemetery in Paris.