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Gerald Schwickerath

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Gerald A. Schwickerath age 83 of North Washington, Iowa died Monday evening, April 2, 2012, at his home. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Washington with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. Lectors for the Mass include Becky Bohr, Tricia Juszczyck, and Katie Bohr. Stacy and Tony Trower will present the offertory gifts. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Washington, with Dale Schwickerath, Michael Schwickerath, and June Bohr serving as Urnbearers. Honorary Urnbearers include Stacy Trower, Shaun Schwickerath, Samantha Schwickerath, Shannon Schwickerath, Becky Bohr, Tricia Juszczyck, Jared Bohr, Katie Bohr, Matt Rosenbaum, Carla Rosenbaum, Preston Trower, Addison Trower, Kamdyn Trower, Michaela Schwickerath, Amelia Reddel, and Alex Chevchuc. Friends may greet the family 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday April 9, 2012, at the Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home, New Hampton. Where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary. Gerald Anthony Schwickerath was born January 1, 1929, in New Hampton, Iowa the son of William Michael and Rose Ann (Rosonke) Schwickerath. He received his education at St. Mary’s School in North Washington. He was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Faith at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington. In his youth, Gerald worked for area farmers gaining experience and knowledge about farming. He was inducted into the United States Army on November 4, 1952, at Camp Carson in Colorado. He served in the Korean Conflict, coming back to be an Army Reserve for eight more years. On December 27, 1955, Gerald was united in marriage to Marilyn Burgart at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington. To this union three children were born June, Michael and Dale. The couple lived in Waterloo for a year and half after Gerald was discharged from the service while he was working at the Rath Packing Company. They then started farming south of Ionia for a short time before settling on their farm near North Washington. Gerald was a lifetime member of the NRA, long time member of the National Farmers Organization and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington. He will be remembered by his family for his friendliness and his strong work ethic. Gerald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn; daughter, June (Ron) Bohr of Riceville; two sons, Michael (Robin) Schwickerath of Ionia and Dale (Deb) Schwickerath of New Hampton; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Denis (Rosemary) Schwickerath of Alta Vista and Joe (Rose Ann) Schwickerath of New Hampton; four sisters, Colletta (Dan) Geerts of New Hampton, Imelda Schmitt of West Union, Jane Schwickerath of Waseca, MN and Imogene (Howard) Attig of Albert Lea, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elaine Schwickerath and Norma Tuttle.

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  1. Marilyn & family, So sorry to hear of Geralds passing. My prayers are with all of you at this time. Gert

  2. Schwickerath Family ~ May the joyful memories help carry you through this difficult time. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to all. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences, Roberta and family.

  3. My condolences to Becky and the entire family on your loss. I’ll keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  5. Marilyn, June, Mike and Dale; We pray that your memories will help you get through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your entire family.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our love and prayers are with you. May God’s love and peace help you through this difficult time. Carolyn and family

  7. To Stacy and all of your family, our prayers are with you during this time of loss. Thinking of you always. Lacy, Chris, Gene & Ella Carolan

  8. Marilyn, You and the family have our deepest sympathy. So sorry we can’t be there with you at this difficult time. God Bless You and Yours!

  9. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Hang in there Marilyn and know we are thinking about you. Rhonda and Bill Boyle

  10. Marilyn , and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your families for the loss of Gerald. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Deepest Sympathy Ken & Jeanine Douglas

  11. To Joe and RoseAnn and all the Swickerath families our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

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