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Mark Wayne Schwarting

October 1, 1943 - February 18, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Mark Wayne Schwarting

Mark Wayne Schwarting

Born: October 1, 1943
Died: February 18, 2021
Age: 77

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Mark Wayne Schwarting, the son of Milton and Lorraine (Lee) Schwarting, was born October 1, 1943, in Harris, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Harris where he received his education.  After his education, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy on the USS Point Defiance during the Vietnam Conflict from 1961 until his honorable discharge in 1964.

     Mark married Vickie Klinker and to this union three children were raised: Gina, Heather and Kelly.

     He moved to Spencer, Iowa, where he was a contract mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.  Mark later owned and operated Schwarting Bros. Inc. until his retirement in 2009. 

     Mark passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the age of 77.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Gary Schwarting, Kurt Schwarting and Julie Krueger.

     Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters: Gina (Jon) Muessigmann of Spencer, IA, Heather (Justin) Sweet of Sioux Falls, SD, and Kelly (Joe) Kuehler of Spencer, IA; five grandchildren: Casey Muessigmann, Taza (Margaret) Kennaway, Daniel (Emilie) Moore, Katlyn (Brian) Neary and Lucas Kuehler; one great-grandchild, Marlee Kennaway; his siblings: Janice (Donald) Bonds of Evergreen, CO, Jodell Fliss of Arnolds Park, IA, Jeralyn Martinez of Winter Springs, FL, Brian Schwarting of Harris, IA, Vern (Tammy) Schwarting of Spencer, IA, Janine Novotny of Oakland, NE, Kevin (Marlee) Schwarting of Lakefield, MN, Kent Schwarting of Apoka, FL and Jill (Max) Miller of Bancroft, SD; several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; other relatives and many friends.

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Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. at the Warner Chapel in Spencer, IA.

Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and VFW Clay County Post #3159.
Pastor Curtis Batschelet
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 22 with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday evening at Warner Chapel.

"Amazing Grace" by Katlyn Neary
"I Can Only Imagine" by Casey Muessigman
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2:57 PM
“My heart aches for all of you. Even though he gave me the nickname B-D-U-M standing for big, dumb, ugly, Mary, I could never have had a better brother-in-law. He was a guardian angel for me in so many ways. I know my life was made better because of the many ways that he shared time with me and I will always be grateful. Take care, all of his beloveds. I know he is having a really great time in heaven with my brother, Randy and his brother, Gary. ”
- Mary Beth Dodge
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:55 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Sending peace and comfort angels to surround you all during this time of painful loss. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. We lost a great guy. ”
- Sue Phelps
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Gina and Jon - saw this today. So very sorry for your loss. ”
- Ed Toebes
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“So many kind people in this family, so we know they were led by a great man who set an example for having giving spirits! We are saddened by your goodbyes with him, and we hope memories will hug your hearts! Our sympathies and prayers circle all of you.”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:33 AM
“Gary and I were so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. His
quick wit and great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. Please know that we are holding all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Brownie and Gary Small”
- Gary/Brownie Small
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:33 AM
“Sending thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jennifer Adams Fuentes
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:51 PM
“Mark was a true gem of a man and neighbor. Always there to lend a helping hand. He will be sorely missed here on E 24th St. God Speed Marky!!! My thoughts & prayers to Gina, Kelly and Heather and their families. 🙏”
- Julie Kloewer
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 12:35 PM
“You are in our thoughts and prayers..
Dale & Becky (Smith) Woolery”
- Becky Gail Woolery
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I have fond memories of him when I worked on the dock at the Spencer PO. He was such a good guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Betty Adams Crabb
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7:51 AM
“My sympathy to you all on losing mark. I will remember fun at the moose when mark. Vick and her brother came.
He always called himmarkie. A good man. So kind. Mary”
- Mary jackson
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:22 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Mark was a good person and will be missed by many. ”
- Judy Peterson
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:37 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Mark's death. He was the Star Route driver for some of the time I was postmaster. He was great at his job, always on time, helpful and friendly. I am so sorry for your loss.”
- Mary Newell
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:15 PM
“Dear Family,
We were so sorry to read about Mark.
We have not seen him for a long time but have some good memories and fun times with him and Vicky years ago.
Know you are all in our prayers,
Roger and Jackie”
- Jackie Mann
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:58 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. Your family is in our prayers.
Matt & Missy Lair”
- Missy (Smith) Lair
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:58 PM
“Kelly, Joe and family,

We are so sorry for the loss of Mark - your father, father-in law and grandfather. We are thinking about you and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

With love,
Taylor and Natalie”
- Taylor Chapman and Natalie Mae
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:06 PM
“We are sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We became neighbors when he was building his home on E 24th St. We both loved gardening and shared our bounty of produce. We will miss you and may God welcome you to paradise. ”
- David and Barbara Anderson
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:53 AM
“Wishing you all comfort and peace. Soo sorry to hear about Mark. ”
- Heather Peters
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:45 AM
“our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family at this time of sorrow......from a friend and neighbor for over 20 years that could borrow your snow blower if needed...Mr. Schwarting you will be missed but not forgotten....God bless and Godspeed....your appointed rounds are now complete.”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:45 AM
“i am so sorry for your loss,prayers to all the family ”
- vicki jensen
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:45 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mark's family. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great neighbor and I will miss him.”
- Marlys Unrau
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:45 AM
“Kelly/Joe, Gina/Jon, Heather/Justin and families - We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mark. We enjoyed every visit with him. Mark had such a wonderful laugh and a great sense of humor. May your memories be comforting.”
- Matt & Kim
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