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James "Jim" T. Schwartz

February 19, 2020
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Jim (James T.) Schwartz Age 76 of Darlington passed away Wednesday February 19, 2020 at
his home surrounded by his family. Jim was born on January 23, 1944 in Darlington WI, the son
of William M. Schwartz and Louise M. (Basting) Schwartz.

Jim was a Darlington man all of his life. Jim graduated from Darlington High School in 1962
where he loved sports. Jim served his country in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965,
where he was a machine gunner with the 27th Infantry Wolfhounds.

He was united in marriage to Donna Hermanson on August 5th 1967 at Holy Rosary Church in
Darlington. Together they raised 3 children Melanie (Mike) Dinges of Stoughton Wi, Ron
(Kristen Gunderson) Schwartz of Mineral Point, and Dennis Schwartz of Darlington.
Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 214 and their Honor Guard for many years as
well as a member of the United Auto Workers.

Jim loved golf, bowling and fast pitch softball. He helped found The Rebels Softball Team and
then for many years continued to play with many different teams including Dolly’s Tap, Finley
Plumbing, Keys Bar, Whitey’s Tap, Coogan High Lite, Lamont and closing out his career with
Jonesdale. Jim was a lifelong Chicago Bears and Cubs Fan, but always got on any local
Packer pool.

He worked 30 years and 30 days at John Deere Dubuque Works retiring in March of 1995 with
long time co-worker and friend Bob Pattinson of Darlington. After retirement Jim drove for the Commission on Aging for many years. Most of all Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren, watching their activities from dance recitals to sporting events
he enjoyed it all. He was a big kid at heart!

Jim is further survived by his mother Louise Schwartz of Darlington. One sister Barbara
Lancaster of Darlington; one Brother: Mike (Chris Sauer) Schwartz of Darlington. Grandchildren James
and Katie Dinges, Will, Lizzie, Jaycie and Ted Schwartz as well as Sierra, Kane and Quenten
Gunderson. And special former daughter in law Jennifer Schwartz. Jim was preceded in death by his father Willliam Schwartz, in-laws Lester and Dorothy Hermanson, Nephew Jay Schwartz and Brother In-Law LeRoy Lancaster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (104 E. Harriet St., Darlington) with Rev. Joji Reddy officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington where military graveside rites will be accorded by Bates-O’Brien-Howe-Wiegel-Roelli American Legion Post #214 of Darlington. A visitation will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington (508 Main St., Darlington). The Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice, Sentinel Home Care and all of those who lent a helping hand especially, Luann Donahoe.

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Darlington, wi 53530

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