Frank Charles Schwartzenburg, Sr. passed away peacefully in the company of his family at 10:45 p.m. on January 17, 2013, at his home in Marshalltown, Iowa, just two weeks before his 85th birthday.
Frank was cremated on Friday, Jan. 18 after a private family ceremony at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Marshalltown. He will be interred alongside his beloved wife Floy in the Elmwood Cemetery in Muskogee, Okla. Details of the graveside service will be made available on the Mitchell Funeral Home website www.mitchellfh.com when they become available. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Iowa River Hospice www.iowariverhospice.org or to the Wounded Warrior Program www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
He is survived and will be deeply missed by his sister, Elaine Schwartzenburg Edwards; his brother, Ralph Errol Schwartzenburg; his six children Frank Charles Schwartzenburg, Jr. (Gloria) of Woodbridge, Va.; Nada Marie (Robert "Ted") Schwartzenburg Burns of Dallas, Texas; Gail Catherine (Frank) Schwartzenburg Webb of Doha, Qatar and Port Orchard, Wash.; David Errol (Beverley) Schwartzenburg of Lexington Park, Md.; John Walter Van (Debra) Schwartzenburg of Houston and Muldoon, Texas; and Irvin Joseph (Kayleen) Schwartzenburg of Marshalltown; his 16 grandchildren; and his four great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and relatives; and countless friends.