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Otis O. Schwartz July 15, 1915 - March 31, 2013

Otis O. Schwartz July 15, 1915 - March 31, 2013

KENMARE, ND - Otis Orin Schwartz, 97, Kenmare, passed away March 31, 2013, at the Benedictine Living Center, Garrison, ND.

Otis Orin Schwartz was born July 15, 1915, to Jacob and Tess Schwartz, Kenmare. Otis was raised on the family farm west of Keneston. Otis served with the United States 3rd Army, from 1944 to 1946. Otis met and later married Barbara Fry in Knutsford, England on March 31, 1945. Otis and Barbara raised their children, Joan, Susan and John on the family farm west of Kenmare.

Otis was active & held many offices in American Legion Post #64; Elmdale Township Board; United Methodist Church; and Selective Service Board. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion.

Barbara passed away May 18, 1982, Minot, North Dakota.

Otis met and later married Evangeline Kloster on June 27, 1987, in New London, Minnesota. They made their home in several areas of Minnesota and currently Garrison Benedictine Living Center, Garrison.

Survivors: Wife, Evangeline, Garrison; children, Joan Burnside, Minot; Susan (Dennis) Tando, West Richland, WA; John Schwartz, Kenmare; step children: Emily (Ken) Rand, Green Isle, MN; Judy Tebben, Hastings, MN; Sally Manson, Hastings, MN; and Donna (John) Moon, Kalispell, MT. Grandchildren: Gregg (Angela) Hansen, Bozeman MT; Laura (Jim) Sterling, Richland, WA; Tammera Logan, Oceanside, CA; Rebecca Burnside, San Francisco, CA; JB (Jessica) Schwartz, Foxholm; Shane (Krissy) Schwartz, Minot; Chelsea (Adam) Nathan, Surrey. Great-grandchildren: Brereton, Kyra and Harrison Schwartz, Foxholm, step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Otis was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Barbara; brothers and sisters: Earl, Owen, Clarence, Ralph, AD, Hazel Engelman, Orpha Clark, Evelyn McGillivary and Opal Townsend; and son-in-law, Steve Burnside.

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Faith Baptist Church, Kenmare.

Interment: Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare, ND, at a later date.

Visitation: Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials: are preferred to donors choice.

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