Schwier, Marlon L.
MADISON -
Marlon L. Schwier, age 89, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Oakwood Village West in Madison. Marlon was one of twin sons born on Sept. 2, 1917, in the town of Barre in La Crosse County, to parents Elmer and Anna (Gunderson) Schwier. He graduated from West Salem High School in 1935 and received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, majoring in agriculture and agricultural education; later earning his master's degree. In 1941, he married Kathryn Davis from Mindoro, Wis. Together they lived in Mindoro, while he taught high school and coached basketball. In 1943, they moved to Sparta, where Marlon taught vocational agriculture. In 1955, Marlon took a marketing specialist position within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture in Madison. He had a wonderful 27 years working for the state in various positions and he was very proud of the work he did there. He was also very active in the community. He was a 35 year member of the Sparta and the Madison West Kiwanis Clubs and served as president of the Madison Club in 1974. He was also a member of the WIAA Officials Association and refereed basketball and baseball games. Marlon is survived by his children, Jack (Shirl) Schwier of Tampa, Fla. and his two sons, Jeff and John; Jerry Schwier of Sauk City and his children, Marc, Jon and Jill; and Marlene (Bill) Wendle of Madison and their children, Andy (Linden), Rebecca (Paul) Lindsey and Scott. He is further survived by six great grandchildren, Jessi, Jenna, Kendra, Keith, Will and Charis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn, in October 2001 and his twin brother, Milton, in August 2004. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Marlon was greatly helped by the staff of Oakwood and Hospice in his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either of these organizations.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road
(608) 238-3434
www.cressfuneralservice.com

 

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