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 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 U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. 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 U.S. Department of Labor and an associate degree in applied science from Purdue University. He was employed with Amoco Chemical Corp. and was a tool designer for Cummins Inc.
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 Veterans of Foreign Wars 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, and Sally (Brad) Wicks; grandchildren, David Robinson, Ross Rieckers, Katie (Daniel) Rautenkranz, Felicia (Ryan) Schneider, Phillip Schwein, Lauren Schwein, Allison Schwein and David Gurecki; brother, E. Robert (Helen) Schwein; nephews, Rob Schwein, Jay Schwein and 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 service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Seymour, at 11 a.m. Thursday 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 from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Zion Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home, and memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran High School, Lutheran Community Home Chapel Fund or Zion Preschool.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street Seymour, IN 47274
Published in Tribune from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, 2013