WINDOM — Winton Schwartz, age 95, of Windom, Minn., passed away Thursday evening, July 22, 2021, at Windom Area Health in Windom. Visitation and a time of gathering for Winton will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom. Burial will be 9 a.m. Friday morning, July 30, at Lakeview Cemetery, Windom. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the LaCanne Family Funeral Service in Windom.
Winton James Schwartz was born May 14, 1926, in Windom, Minn. He graduated from Windom High School in 1944 (being the only one to pass the Navy V-6 examination given in high school) and immediately reported for duty in the U.S. Navy on June 5, 1944. He was sent to radio technicians school and served on the USS Appalachia and USS Bristol. After his discharge in 1946, he married Shirley E. Gould in Windom on Nov. 17, 1946. His career was mostly as an auto mechanic, where he worked at Nelson’s Garage and Stephens GM Town in Windom, finishing up his full-time work as a night maintenance worker at Caldwell Packing in Windom. Retired from full-time work in 1986, he worked part-time as a maintenance worker at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom for many years. Winton was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; parents, William and Ethel Schwartz (née Anderson); brother, Frederic; and infant daughter, Karla. He is survived by sons, David Schwartz (Diane Olson) and Alan Schwartz (Beverly), and daughters, Marie Schwartz (Sherri Weiss) and Janet Bowlin. Winton was also a grandfather to Terry Schwartz, Lindsey Anderson (née Schwartz), Jennifer Solt (née Olson), and Justin Olson; and great-grandfather to Hailey Schwartz, Jase Anderson, Bentley Anderson, Tylor Solt, and Aden Solt. If desired, please direct donations to your own favorite charity or to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or American Diabetes Association.