Gerald Peter Schwitalla, age 73, of Indiana, formerly of Watertown, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, 2017, at Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion, IN.
He was born Jan. 9, 1944, in Watertown, MN, the son of William John and Theresa Dora (Seep) Schwitalla; and attended Delano High School.
Gerald served his country honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War, from 1963-1969.
He is survived by a son, Patrick Schwitalla (wife, Michelle) of Fairmount, IN; step-son, John McCaffrey of Cumberland, MD; granddaughter Britney McGuire of Cumberland, MD; his fiancé, Nancy Shaw of Muncie, IN, and pet, Layla; and two sisters, Doreen Brock of Baxter, MN, and Loraine Vogelpohl of Cambridge, MN.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gertrude Schwitalla; two sisters, Irma Cloutier and Monica Tuckenhagen; and one brother, Arnold Schwitalla.
Memorial services took place Monday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Meeks Mortuary and Crematory in Muncie, IN, with Chaplain Ron Forsythe officiating. Military honors followed the services, provided by the United States Army. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Delano.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.