Werner G. “Bern” Schwartz, 58

Werner G. “Bern” Schwartz, 58, of New Bremen, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his sister’s residence near St. Marys.  

Werner was born in St. Marys on May 11, 1954, to the late Louis C. and Rita B. (Dues) Schwartz.

On May 13, 1977, he married Phyllis Wenning, who survives in New Bremen. Surviving along with his wife are his siblings, Roseann and Michael Shelby of St. Marys, Dale and Sandy Schwartz of New Bremen, Carl and Diane Schwartz of New Bremen, Karen and John Brandewie of Fort Loramie, and Mark and Joan Schwartz of New Bremen.

Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews; his father and mother in-law, Ernest and Joan Wenning of New Bremen; and brother-in-law Mark and Nancy Wenning of Bowling Green.  

Werner was a tool and die maker at Crown Equipment Corporation of New Bremen, and recently retired after more than 35 years of service.

He was a fun uncle, who was loved by all of his nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed playing golf and doing yard work.        

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach, officiating.  

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the church.

Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.  The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Grand Lake Hospice, 1122 E. Spring St., St. Marys, OH, 45885, or to the Cancer Association of Auglaize County, 120 S. Front St., St. Marys, OH, 45885.

Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is handling the arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.