Gerald Schwartz was born on Oct 22 1957 to Leon & Grace Schwartz (Wilson)
He graduated from Summit High School in 1977. He joined the Job Core for a few years.
He went to work on a combine crew where he enjoyed working with farm equipment and traveling.
He moved to Milbank, SD in 1986 where he worked at Hardees. There he meet the love off his life, Janene.
They had their first child, Derick Schwartz, in Milbank in 1992. The family moved to Watertown, SD where their second
son, Dustin Schwartz, was born in 1997. The family then moved to Sioux Falls SD in 2000 where they have lived for 18 yrs.
Gerald had been battling a lung disease, not cancer, for several years that took his life on Oct. 25, 2018.
It was due to working condition that he was exposed to during his life time.
Gerald also had a heavy hart due to the loss of his son, Dustin Schwartz, on April 20 2016 from an
accidental shooting that took his life at the age of 18.
Gerald was a very energetic person. He loved joking around and making people smile. He would go out of his
way to help someone in need. Fixing on car's and small engines in his spare time. He also enjoyed
cooking for his family.