Esther J. Schwartz, 87, of New Bremen, died at 10:16 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on May 14, 1925, near Coldwater, the daughter of Rose (Homan) and George Dues. On June 26, 1948, she married Leo H. Schwartz who died on May 9, 2010.
Survivors are four sons, Edwin Schwartz ,of New Bremen, Nicholas Schwartz, of Yorkshire, Ronald Schwartz, of New Bremen, John Schwartz, of New Bremen; and two daughters, Patricia Bruns, of New Bremen, and Donna Kremer, of New Bremen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice of Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.