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John A. Schwarze, 71

John “Jack” A. Schwarze, age 71, of Hutchinson, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.

A private family graveside service was held Friday, April 17, with Pastor JJ Morgan officiating. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online condolences may be made to www.hantge.com.

John Alfred Schwarze was born September 1, 1948, in Glencoe, MN. He was the son of Alfred Frederick and Josephine Marlys (Keenan) Schwarze.

Jack was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at Church of Christ in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe and was a graduate with the Glencoe High School class of 1966. Jack furthered his education at the University of Minnesota for two years.

Dec. 5, 1981, Jack was united in marriage to Annette “Nettie” Therese Smith at Church of Christ in Glencoe. Together they shared three children, Rick, Marc, and Stephanie Smith. Jack and Nettie resided in Hutchinson. They shared 38 years of marriage.

Jack was employed as a computer technician at Hutchinson Technology Incorporated for 17 years, until his retirement in 2011.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling. Jack also enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and grandchildren. He was a member of the Brownton Rod & Gun Club.

Jack passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, at the age of 71 years. Blessed be his memory.

Jack is survived by his wife Annette “Nettie” Schwarze of Hutchinson; children, Rick Smith and his wife, Sheri, of Hutchinson, Stephanie Meyer and her husband, Luke, of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Daniel Berwald, Hunter Schroeder, Mariyah Smith, Grace Meyer, Jameson Meyer; sisters, Mary Blanchard and her husband, Bill, of Crystal, Ann Fay and her husband, Jim, of Brookings, SD, Jill Grokett and her husband, Ben, of Canyon Country, CA; brothers, Lyle Schwarze and his wife, Wendy, of Lake Shore, Kurt Schwarze and his wife, Sharon, of Stillwater, and many other relatives and friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Josephine Schwarze; brother, Lee Schwarze and his wife, Nancy; nephew, Michael Schwarze; father-in-law, Douglas Simondet; brother-in-law, Robert “Bob” Simondet; and stepson, Marc Smith.

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