Loren W. Schwade, 91, of Seymour passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Schneck Medical Center.
Born Jan. 10, 1925, in Florence, he was the son of Fred W. and Mary North Schwade, both of whom preceded him in death. On Aug. 6, 1949, in Vevay, he married Ora L. Hunt, who survives.
Loren was a member of the German Reform Church in Florence and attended First Baptist Church in Seymour. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army with an antitank company of the 90th Infantry Regiment. He was an M1 rifle marksman until he was wounded in combat. He was also a member of American Legion Post 1925 and Disabled Veterans of America, both of Seymour. He had been a Jackson County resident since 1957 where he worked at Davis Feed & Grain for 22 years before going to work at Union Camp Corp. in Seymour until he retired.
Besides his wife, survivors include their children, Lorraine M. (Roger) Barker, Rose M. (Keith) Bode, Richard Allen (Kay) Schwade and Rita Jo (Joe) Schepman; seven grandchildren, Erica Barker (Michael Van Linden), Brad (Erin) Schepman, Ty (Kari) Schwade, Laura Molinaro (Stevie Cox), Cody Schwade, Leah (Kyle) Musselman, Ryan (Deana) Bode, Alison (Steve) Simpson, Michael (Julie) Bode and Troy Bode; great-grandchildren, Chase Van Linden, Alison Schwade, Lilly Molinaro, Brinley Schepman, Lyla Schepman, Morgan Schepman, Hayden Jo Musselman, Logan Bode, Dylan Bode, Olivia Simpson, Garrett Simpson, Davis Bode and Peyton Bode; and a great-great-grandson, Sawyer Bode.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul Edward Schwade, and a grandson, Jonathan Lee Schepman.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Seymour First Baptist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.