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Gary Schwartman

Gary Schwartman

Tuesday, May 27th, 1947 Thursday, July 16th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Gary Lee Schwartman

Gary Lee Schwartman, Sr., of Weeping Water, NE, died Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at the age of 73. He passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by loved ones.

Gary was born in Lincoln, NE to William and Minnie (Dorsch) Schwartman. Growing up, he lived in both Eagle and Syracuse. After school, he moved and worked on a ranch in Halsey, NE for 3 years. Gary then moved back to Syracuse and worked for Dobson Brothers Construction in Lincoln. After leaving Dobson Brothers, he worked for American Cyanamid. There, he started out as a mine worker and drove a straight truck. He later drove a semi for them.

Gary eventually bought his own semi, and leased it to Dokter Trucking for 20 years. He then sold his truck and drove for Iowa Limestone Company for 20 more years until his retirement in February 2019.

Gary married Alice (Hanes) Schwartman on August 15, 1972. They had two children; Tammy Jo (Schwartman) Cozad and Gary Schwartman, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Gary (Melissa) Schwartman; grandsons, Alex and Blake Schwartman; granddaughters, Brooke (Colin) and Libby (Shay) Cozad; son in-law, Roger Cozad; son, Harold Schwartman; siblings, Wilma Masters, Phyllis Short, Bill Schwartman, Ronnie (Onalee) Schwartman, Jane (Gary) Clark, twin sister Mary (Jim) Kastanek, Roger Schwartman, and John Schwartman; numerous nieces, nephews, sister and brother in-laws, and countless friends.

Gary is proceeded in death by; his parents, William and Minnie; daughter, Tammy Cozad; mother and father in-law, Dale and Dorothy Hanes; brother-in-laws, Robert Hanes, Larry Masters, and Tom Powles; sister-in-law, Karen Schwartman. Nephew’s Craig Powles, Jay Short, and Kennon Schwartman.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 23rd at First Lutheran Church (North Branch) in Avoca, NE. Visitation Book signing will be from 1:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 22nd at Hammons Family Funeral Chapel.
Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials to the family for later designation.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hammons Family Funeral Chapel
    207 West H Street
    WEEPING WATER, NE
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    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
    1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    First Lutheran Church (North Branch)
    1434 N 30 Road
    AVOCA, NE
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    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
    10:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor David Buco
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Weeping Water, Nebraska
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Chris and Donna Barton

Dear Alice and family, Gary always made us laugh. He was a very kind soul with a great sense of humor. We will remember him with fondness.
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Ronnie and Onalee

Thinking of you and all of your family. With sympathy.
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Mark&Elizabeth Anderson

So sorry for your loss.Prayers are sent from Mark&Elizabeth Anderson
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Greg Temaat (Unruh Trucking)

Gonna miss visiting with him about trucking.
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