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Mary Schwarz

Sturgeon Bay - Mary Schwarz, 79 of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully April 15th, 2021 at her home. She was born June 10, 1941 in Sheboygan to Charles and Margaret (Schnorr) Street. On Oct. 1, 1960 she married Wayne Schwarz. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2003.

Mary had a heart of gold and a fabulous sense of humor and she loved life and lived it with many passions. Mary loved her husband Wayne of 42 years. They loved Door County and spending time with their two sons Daniel and David.

Mary enjoyed cooking and baking for the family and continued that love for interesting recipes throughout her life. She enjoyed many fascinating travel adventures with her favorite sister Carole. Mary also had a soft spot for the furry friends and spent countless hours scratching the puppies and making them feel special.

Mary will be remembered by most as a truly talented artist enjoying spending time with her friends from various painting and quilting groups while making beautiful friendships and artwork. She also had the most unique large collection of red and white mushrooms that she believed to be her good luck charms. But most of all Mary loved her grandchildren Hunter and Mia. She was and will forever be their protecting angel that loved them with all her heart.

She is survived by 2 sons, David (Yu) Schwarz, Sturgeon Bay, WI and Dan (Gretel) Schwarz, Gills Rock, WI; 2 grandchildren, Hunter and Mia; sister Carole Engels, Gills Rock, WI; brother Richard Street, Sheboygan, WI; nieces and nephews.

A public visitation is scheduled at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 pm. A family and friends graveside farewell will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 23 at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan. Online condolences may be offered at

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Published in Sheboygan Press from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2021.
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April 20, 2021
Mary is a dearly loved extended family member of Rae, my wife, myself, my Daughter, Tracy, and my Son, Rick, pl;us all 7 of their kids. She loves people & dogs (hers, our many many dogs over the years, and others). Mary is such a very openhearted "my home is your home" easy going loving lady! Her two Grandkids are her favorite, but all of us have truly enjoyed the welcome of spending most engaging time and activities with Mary!
A dozen or so years ago, Mary visited us'all in Texas and introduced Rae to 'Quilting' at our country's largest annual quilt show in Houston. Rae, already an avid seamstress, became instantly addicted. Ever since, those two have been actively engaged (even until 4 AM, having lost all track of time) quilting companions and buddies. Geographic separation gets overcome, Quilting retreats take priority, quality fun time for all develops.
Mary has, also, made traveling more pleasurable including an extensive road trip thru some impassable snow and ice conditions to the west coast and back exploring all we could as we went. She and her sister Carole took a cruise out of San Diego, while we visited Rae's Son's family there. Mary and Carole's cold weather gear and treasured acquisitions from our travels were secure in our large SUV--secure & safely stored while on their cruise, Ha: rear window was busted out as I was golfing and all their suitcases plus souvenir treasures were stolen. Sad and heartbreaking as that was, Mary (in her marvelous accepting, no condemnation manner) just took it in stride.
Mary has been a truly cherished blessing in all our lives! Now, we join y'all in CELEBRATING her life and rejoicing in her pain free entrance to Heaven!
Hall & Rae Shatwell
April 17, 2021
I am so very sad to hear this. I know how much she missed her Wayne, and also her best friend Darla. I know that there will be a spot waiting for her to be with them in Heaven. I was among her many dear friends and and also her relative. She will be missed terribly by her 'boys' and their families and her very special sister, Carole. Mary was so very warm and giving. Always willing to share her talents whether they were food, painting, crafting and her sense of humor. RIP Dear Mary! I love you!
Diane Bassett
Diane (Manske) Bassett
April 17, 2021
Richard, My sympathy on the passing of your sister. I tried calling you, however the number is disconnected. If you have a moment please call me. 920-452-0972


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