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Peter D. Schwartz

Peter D. Schwartz

Peter D. Schwartz, age 83 of Durand, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Pete was born October 16, 1939, in Eau Claire.  He was the son of William and Mildred (Ott) Schwartz and grew up in Durand.  He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School and Durand High School. Pete served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960.  Pete married Kathy Kasten in 1965 and together they had two sons, Peter and Nicholas, and they later divorced.  Pete worked as purchasing agent for Briggs Transportation in Chicago, IL until 1983.  Pete returned to Durand and worked for Bauer Built as a Warehouse Distribution Manager until retiring in 2001.  In 1990, he married Delores King and they made their home together on Waubeek Mound.  After he retired from Bauer Built, Pete drove school bus for Menomonie Transportation and was famous for his “Double Bubble Friday”.

Pete and Delores were married for 33 years and enjoyed traveling, watching sports, driving the backroads, spending their winters in Texas.  Pete enjoyed activities with his grandchildren, who were very important to him.

Pete enjoyed trout fishing on the Rush River, walleye fishing in Canada and deer hunting with his family.

Pete is survived by his wife Delores, two sons, Pete Jr. (Shari), Nick (Mary), a stepdaughter, Brenda; six grandchildren, Carter, Hannah, Chase, Kassondre`, Jessica and Emily; a sister, Carolyn Tinling and a sister-in-law, Theresa Schwartz; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Robert, William Jr. and Henry.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday April 24, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. John Mano officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 181 of Durand.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of the services at the church on Monday.


  1. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Pete. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Joe and Jan Drier

    So sorry for your loss! Pete was such a nice guy! Our Deepest Sympathy!

  3. Kris Unser

    So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Pete , God Bless and comfort to Delores and family.

  4. Susan Hurt

    All my prayers for Delores and Pete’s family during this sad time. Pete and I shared many a cigar back in the day. He was the best! You can rest easy now, Pete, you got permission to disimbark.

  5. Bob & DeeDee Schutz

    With prayers for Delores and Family! We will miss Pete and are so glad we got on that bus[that he loved to do so much] together for all the trips we did. Wonderful Memories!! Remembering " The Shadow Knows" God took you as you got your final permission to leave the ship!

  6. Bob and Janet Simpson

    Bob and I were so sorry to hear about Pete. We had some good times when you guys wintered in Texas.
    May he RIP!

  7. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Betty. Schmitt

    My deepest sympathy to the family!!!! Hugs!!!!

  9. Cris Stein

    My sincere condolences Michele on the passing of your uncle. I hope you can find peace in the loving memories you share.

  10. Cheryl A Wyss

    Delores and family. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs,love and Prayers.

  11. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  12. Henry Fuerstenberg

    Sorry for your loss.

  13. Anita Haskins

    Our love always and May the memories surround his loved ones!! We will definitely miss you Pete and your unique sense of humor! Permission was granted and you boarded! Godspeed, live Bruce and Bunny

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