Mr. Richard Dean "Dick" Schwein, 81, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Lutheran Community Home surrounded by his family.
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Born April 30, 1932, in Jackson County, he was the son of Edward R. and Clarissa (Fulk) Schwein.
On Sept. 26, 1957, in the Brownstown Christian Church he married Ann L. Smith who survives.
Mr. Schwein was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Seymour and was a 1950 graduate of Brownstown High School.
He was a Sergeant in the US Army from 1953 to 1956, where he served in a tank crew on the 38th Parallel in Korea. He was also a member of the Army Pistol Team. Later he earned a Certificate of Apprenticeship from the US Department of Labor and an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Purdue University.
He was employed with Amoco Chemical Corporation and was a tool designer for Cummins Engine Company. Dick had various interests including traveling, classic cars, boating and shooting.
Although he had many hobbies, being with family was his greatest enjoyment.
Dick was a member of the VFW Post # 1925, American Legion Post # 89 and was a former member of the Elks Lodge.
Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Lori (Ty) Robinson, Kathy (Ron) Rieckers, Steve (Evelyn) Schwein, Sally (Brad) Wicks; grandchildren, David Robinson, Ross Rieckers, Katie (Daniel) Rautenkranz, Felicia (Ryan) Schneider, Phillip Schwein, Lauren Schwein, Allison Schwein, David Gurecki; brother, E. Robert (Helen) Schwein; nephews, Rob Schwein, Jay Schwein, Brian Autry; and nieces, Sheri Fletcher, and Brenda DeWeese.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lois Autry, and nephew Jerry Allen Autry.
Funeral services will be held Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Stuckwisch, the Rev. Paul Newman, and Seminarian Ryan Schneider officiating.
Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Friends may call at Voss Chapel on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday at the Zion Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service and memorials may be written to Trinity Lutheran High School, the Lutheran Home Chapel Fund, or Zion Pre-School through Voss Funeral Service, Seymour.
Published in The Jackson County Banner from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29, 2013