Daniel F. Schwartz, age 70 of Le Sueur, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Ridgeview Hospital in Le Sueur. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur with Pastor Jason Lang officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to service time on Wednesday. Interment will be in Mound Cemetery in Le Sueur with a luncheon following at St. Anne’s School.
*In Lieu of flowers, aka: “the family does not need a million flowers", memorials are preferred…. or wine, chocolate, or scratch-off's in honor of Dan.
Dan was born on July 28, 1948 to Frank and Lorraine (Kotasek) Schwartz in St. Peter. He grew up terrorizing the grounds of Ottawa--always getting into some sort of mischief or causing it, but was the first to give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
He married the love of his life, Shari Luedtke on June 8, 1985. Us kids always teased them about their age difference and would say things like: “When you were 15, Mom was just a baby! Gross!” I think the age difference was what actually made them more compatible for each other, he never truly did mature. He always seemed to have some ‘dirty’ joke to share at the most inappropriate times.
He was a hard worker, and had put in 30+ years at Unimin. He always wanted the best for his family and worked hard to achieve it. He had a toughness about him, and typically zero patience, especially if us kids woke him up after he had worked a 16hr. shift! Aside from that, he was a caring and loving person, when he wasn’t crabby. He truly was a fun-loving person, and you never saw him without a smile on his face, even when he wouldn’t be feeling the greatest. He could drive you insane one minute and have you laughing the next. He was definitely one of a kind, and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Dan leaves behind his sweetheart of 34 years, Shari; children, Frank (Yvette) Schwartz of AZ, Angel Schwartz of St. Peter, Tonya (Adam) Borth of Le Sueur, and Travis (sig. other, Stevi) Schwartz of Plymouth; grandchildren, Marcus, Tia, and Maurah Schwartz, Tony and Jacob Schwartz, and Spencer and Trevor Borth; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Gessner of Ottawa and Sue (Beamer) Schlarbaum of Le Sueur; mother-in-law, Marlene Holtz of Stewart, MN; brother-in-law, Wes (Tracy) Holtz of Stewart; sister-in-law, Angie Schulte of Hector; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 sons in infancy; brothers, Joseph Schwartz and one in infancy; and his 4 legged best friend, Lilly.