Wilmer D. Schwarz

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Wil Schwarz was called home by his loving Savior, on January 16, 2023 at the age of 79 years with his family by his side.

Wilmer Delmar Schwarz was born on March 21, 1943 to Martin and Hilda (Ude) Schwarz Sr. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Mercer County, ND. Wil graduated from Beulah High School in 1963 and attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND for a year. He entered the Army in June, 1965 and was honorably discharged in June, 1967. He was united in marriage with Helen Hausauer, Regan ND on August 24, 1965 in Bismarck. They adopted a daughter, Wanda in 1967 and a son, Troy in 1969. Helen passed away in 1974. He married Lois Pfeiffer, New Rockford, ND on June 24, 1978 in Jamestown and they had 1 child, Joshua in 1980.

After becoming disabled in 1981, Wil and his family moved from Billings MT to Jamestown ND, where they resided for the next 41 years. He enjoyed 40 years of camping with family and friends, tending his vegetable garden, or just tinkering in the shop with one of his many tractors or vehicles. In April, 2022, Wil entered a memory care facility in Fargo, ND.

Wil is survived by his wife, Lois, West Fargo; his daughter, Wanda Boomgaarden, of Wahpeton and son, Joshua (Taryn) of Fargo; grandchildren, Sara Boomgaarden, Las Vegas NV, Ryan Boomgaarden, Jamestown; Lexie, Jackson, and Bennett Schwarz, Fargo; daughter-in-law, Tammy Schwarz, Reynolds; brothers, Elmer (Arlene) Washburn, Leo (Joann) Badger, SD, Martin (Susan), Bismarck, sister, Frieda Maas, Hazen, sisters-in-law, LaRue Schwarz, Hazen, Evie Schwarz, Fargo, and Sharon Schwarz, Garrison. He is also survived by Albert (Denise) Pfeiffer, Paula (John) Winskye, Marion (Randy) Wagner, Ellen Pfeiffer, and Sheila Pfeiffer, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Helen; a son, Troy; brothers, Albert, Alvin, and Herbert; sister and brother-in-law, Lydia and Harold Hochhalter; brother-in-law, Raymond Maas. Also, in-laws, Clarence and Esther Hausauer, James and Vivian Pfeiffer, brothers-in-law, Richard, Donald, and James Hausauer; John and William Pfeiffer, and Kenneth Lange.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Fargo National Cemetery. Checks can be made payable to: Fargo Memorial Honor Guard C/O AMVETS Post 7, 1001 1st Ave S Fargo ND 58103.


Visitation - Monday: January 23, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ascension Evangelical Lutheran
2820 12th Ave S.
Moorhead , MN 56560

Funeral Service - Monday: January 23, 2023 10:00 am

Ascension Evangelical Lutheran
2820 12th Ave S.
Moorhead , MN 56560

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  1. I remember coming back from Billings with WIlmer and the kids in his pickup with the camper that we could crawl back and forth between the front cab and the camper. I thought that was the greatest thing in the world. I had such a good time on that trip and am glad for the experience. Uncle Wilmer was always kind and very nice. He will be missed by many.

  2. Lois & Family,
    Monday was a most glorious day for Will. His Lord took him straight to heaven. Imagine Will’s joy at being reunited with Troy and other family & friends. Yes, it is so hard for all who love Will. We pray for peace and comfort for you all.
    Lois, of course we fondly remember Farmers Market days: Will, with a grin, making his rounds visiting other vendors to chat about anything & everything.
    Welcome the Lord to take care of you. He will.
    Cecelia & David Collins

    • One of Wil’s greatest joys was participating in farmer’s market. He treasured the friendships that he made throughout those years.

  3. I have so many great memories of uncle Wilmer (and aunt Lois too). My first memory is a when I was a kid and spent a week at their place. My second memory is a weekend my family spent with them during a home school convention several years ago in Jamestown. We had such a great conversation. He will be missed. But I know his faith in Jesus was secure and he is in a better place.

    • Thank you! Wil always enjoyed his conversations with his market family. Very fond memories. We take comfort in knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior.

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