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Carl Herman Schwantz, 82, of rural Lincoln,
died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at 9:11 a.m. in the emergency room at Abraham Lincoln
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Friday at
Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.
Friday at the church, with the Rev. Mark Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery. Military rites
will be conducted by American Legion Post 263.
Arrangements are by Peasley Funeral Home.
Mr. Schwantz was the third generation of his
family to be a career farmer. He raised cattle his
He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and
was stationed in Germany with the 1st Infantry
Division of Signal Corps.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Lincoln, to Charles
William and Della Werner Schwantz. He married Carol
Irwin on April 18, 1954, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife; his children, Karen
Schwantz of Lincoln, Linda (and Gary) Severson of
Bloomington, Herman (and Sara) Schwantz of Lincoln
and Eric Schwantz of Lincoln; and three grandsons,
Paul, Porter and Peyton Schwantz.
One brother, Paul, preceded him in death.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he
served as an elder and assistant Sunday school
superintendent. He was a member of American Legion
Post 263, served on the LCHS Board of Education for
22 years and was a trustee of the regional school
board for many years. He was a member of the
Illinois Beef Association and was assistant
superintendent of the Junior Livestock Show of the
Logan County Fair Association for over 50 years.
He graduated from Lincoln Community High School in
He enjoyed sharing his love of farming and his
many experiences traveling abroad. He loved history,
hunting and was an avid reader. He will be greatly
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or
Zion Lutheran School, both in Lincoln, or an
organization of the donor's choice.
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