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Albert Schwandt Obituary
ALBERT O. SCHWANDT, 88 ROCKFORD - Albert O. Schwandt, 88, of Rockford died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Emeritus at Rockford. Born March 27, 1924, in Bloomington, son of Rhinehardt and Stella (Shuth) Schwandt. Graduated from Heyworth High School in 1942. Served in the U.S. Army from February 11, 1943, to Dec. 19, 1945, during World War II. Albert married Chloe Richesin on March 4, 1944, in Bloomington. He owned and operated Smith Oil service stations in Rockford for many years, and retired from Barnes Drill as a machinist in 1989. Al was an active member of Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post No. 197 and Westfield Grange. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, traveling, gardening, tinkering, watching ball games on TV, playing the organ and harmonica, and playing cards and games with family and friends. Al is lovingly survived by wife, Chloe Schwandt; children, Rod (Brigitte) Schwandt and Carole (Efrain) Santiago, all of Rockford; grandchildren, Daniel (Coni) and Alan (Monica) Schwandt, Marcos Rivera, and Allegra and Stephen Santiago; great-grandsons, Shea and Terrance Schwandt, and Sebastian Rivera; sister, Lauretta Coleman of Rockford; several nieces and nephews; and three cousins. Predeceased by parents; daughter, Kristen Schwandt; brother, Roy Schwandt; and sister, Wilma Feathers. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, 12473 Montague Road, Winnebago, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time; the Rev. Anita Stuart-Steva will officiate. Private burial in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. A memorial will be established. To sign the guest book, give condolences or light a candle, visit genandtfuneralhome.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2012
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