James R Schwarz
Feb. 9, 1951 - Feb. 9, 2023
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
11:30 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Vigil Service:
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
7:30 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
James R Schwarz
Chilton, WI

James R. “Jim” Schwarz, age 72 of Chilton, died on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  He was born February 9, 1951 in Fond du Lac, son of the late John Harvey & Alice (Bruckner) Schwarz.  

Jim married the love of his life, Barbara L. Moehn on January 15, 1972 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.  Married for 51 years, their marriage was filled with many joyful moments, good hearted sparring, and much love was given as was received.  
As a 1969 graduate of Chilton High School, Jim furthered his education by attending Fox Valley Technical College where he attained a degree in auto mechanics and later in life a degree in business management.  Jim's love of sports was evident throughout his life.  He recieved multiple letters by participating in high school athletics and his prowess at baseball was further shown when he was asked to try out for the Cincinnati Reds.  When he wasn’t watching Westerns, Jim would be watching sports on television or supporting his family at thier own events.

With a strong work ethic, Jim began laboring on his paper route at the tender age of 10.  He had a 45 year career with Chilton Malting Company, now known as Briess Industries.  During retirement, Jim picked up a job at NAPA in New Holstein delivering automotive parts.  This was the perfect opportunity for him to get out to share a story or a laugh with the customers and people he came across every day.  
As a life long member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly St. Marys Parish, Jim taught CCD for several years.  He volunteered with the Chilton Fire Department for 18 years and took time with the Chilton Youth Club helping set up the haunted house at the Calumet County Fairgrounds.  Jim enjoyed golf and was sure to be swinging the sticks at Hickory Hills Country Club with the Monday night league.  There was nothing he wasn’t willing to do or try, just to find a story to tell.  Jim was a man who was larger than life itself.  He was always generous, a man who opened his home and his heart to anyone who came through the door.  To know Jim was to love Jim; and to love Jim meant memories were made that will be shared for generations.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; their children: Amy Waggoner (Tom Biese), Samantha (Brent) Wedan; the joys of his life, his grandchildren: Alexander & Abigail Waggoner, Teddy, Vivian & Genevieve Wedan; siblings: Tim (Barb) Schwarz, Jay (Lisa) Schwarz, Dan (Karen) Schwarz; siblings-in-law: Cindy Schwarz, Larry (Patricia) Moehn, Kay (Joe) Shukosky, Monica Lisowe (Ed Peterson), Mary (Roman) Daun, Gene Hayes; and his Godchildren: Jeremiah Moehn, Travis Schwarz & Sylvia Daun.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws: Matthew & Sylvia Moehn; brother Todd Schwarz, siblings-in-law: Kathleen Hayes, Eileen Caldwell; and a niece Angel Daun.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with Reverends Jon Thorson and Michael Betley officiating.  A time of public visitation will take place at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Friday, February 17, 2023 and on Saturday at the funeral home from  10:00 am until 11:00 am.  A parish vigil service will take place Friday evening at the funeral home at the close of the visitation.

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Lots of memories from work and fire dept. My deepest condolence.

Bruce alten (Co worker ) - Feb. 17, 2023

Barb and family
We were so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. May he rest in piece and God Bless.

Barb and Paul Hugo (Friends) - Feb. 16, 2023

Our sympathy Barb and your family. May he rest in peace.

art and Joyce Kopf - Feb. 14, 2023

Barb and family, my deepest sympathies to you all. As a former neighbor to Jim and Barb, he always had a smile on his face and was full of laughter at neighborhood get togethers. Always a good joke or story to tell.

JAMES PETHAN (former neighbor) - Feb. 13, 2023

Barb and family...went to school with Jim...always a hi or howdy from him
Rest in peace Jim.

Mary Parker Geier (Classmate) - Feb. 13, 2023

Barb and family, So sorry for your loss, may the memories of Jim help you through the difficult times ahead. God Bless.

Dave and Trudy - Feb. 12, 2023

My deepest sympathies to you Barb and family. Jim was one of a kind and an all round great guy.

Ellie Hilton (Friend) - Feb. 12, 2023

Barb n famiy, so sorry for your loss. Let the fond memories help you through this sorrowful time.

Mike and Doris Bennin (Friend) - Feb. 12, 2023

Uncle Jim was the fun uncle growing up. You could always count on him to play in the back yard, pick you up, flip you upside down, and tickle you until you couldn’t take anymore. I loved watching him playfully bicker with Aumt Barb and the rest of the adults at family gatherings. Card playing nights were especially fun. He was a giant Teddy bear who let all of us kids climb on him, sit in his lap, and pile on him. He was humble and kind to a fault. I’m proud to have called him my uncle and be loved by him. He will be sorely missed.

Tracy Bitsue (Shukosky) (Niece) - Feb. 12, 2023

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