Larry Jay Schwartz, 58, of Winamac, IN passed away surrounded by his family and friends at home, after a long battle with cancer on January 17, 2023. Larry was born on September 19, 1964 in Knox, IN to the late Bernard and Phyllis Bartgen Schwartz.
Larry started driving different types of trucks when he was 14 with his dad. He was a cross country trucker and enjoyed getting to see the different sights. Larry was a jack of all trades and loved to tinker on trucks. According to Larry, every job required a hammer. He was an avid Eagles fan, and loved having their music playing while working in his shop. He enjoyed hosting family cookouts and bringing everyone together. While he was not working, he enjoyed spending time at the local Eagles FOE 2580, of which he was a proud member since 1985, and spending time at home with his best friend and loyal canine companion, Sata. He also enjoyed taking trips to Texas each March for the Oyster Fest in Rockport, TX.
In the last two years, Larry enjoyed his time with his family and close friends, while tormenting them as well. His nickname was hemorrhoid, and he lived up to that name well. He always knew how to give someone a good laugh after getting under their skin. He enjoyed a good glass of rum & coke, and being with his family and friends. Most of all, Larry was a loyal and faithful friend to many. He loved his family and friends very much. Larry will be sadly missed.
He is survived by:
Stacie Conner, Winamac, IN Daughter
John (Anita) Lasanowski, North Judson, IN Brother
Felicia Emigh, Crown Point, IN Sister
Brenda Grimmett, Winamac, IN Sister
William Michael (Faye) Voight, New Lenox, IL Brother
Pat (John) Wawrzyniec, Chicago, IL Sister
Michael “Whistle” Schwartz, Winamac, IN Brother
Bernard (Traci) Schwartz Jr, Portage, IN Brother
Cathy (John) Fritz, Winamac, IN Sister
Daniel “Dino” Schwartz, North Judson, IN Brother
Terry (fiancé Amy) Schwartz, North Judson, IN Twin Brother
Theresa Schwartz, Winamac, IN Sister
Randy Schwartz, North Judson, IN Brother
Rodney (Joleen) Schwartz, Winamac, IN Brother
Janet Schwartz, Grinnell, IA Sister
Many Nieces and Nephews
Andy (Bree) Conner, Winamac, IN Son-in-law
Beau Conner, Fort Myers, FL Grandson
Jade Conner, Winamac, IN Grandson
Sata, Devoted Dog
Preceded in death by:
Bernard and Phyllis Bartgen Schwartz, Parents
Wayne Schwartz, Infant Brother
Bernard Voight, Brother
Jean Schwartz, Sister
Don Grimmett, Brother-in-law
Ran’s Funeral Homes & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. Larry’s online guestbook is available & condolences can be shared at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life from 1-3pm EST on Saturday, January 28 at Winamac Eagles #2580, 602 W 11th St Winamac, IN 46996.
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