Donald Otto “Donnie” Schwisow

Donald Otto “Donnie” Schwisow

Birth
Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 21 Nov 2015 (aged 92)
Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 155375413 · View Source
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Donald Otto SCHWISOW (10/13/1923 - 11/21/2015)

Donald Otto Schwisow was born October 13, 1923 to Frank and Anna Schwisow in the Carico Hills near Ritzville. He graduated from Ritzville High School in 1941 and married Betty Schaefer on October 14th, 1945. Donnie lived and worked together with Betty on their Carico Hills farm for 70 years, until moving to assisted living in Moses Lake in September of 2015. Donnie was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed goose hunting with his family and neighbors. He was an accomplished welder, metal worker, carpenter, and craftsman. During WWII, Donnie worked for Boeing in Seattle, learning skills that he honed for decades on the farm. He built his own house and was known for being able to fix, mend, or build anything that he, his family, or anyone else needed. He passed away November 21st, 2015 in Moses Lake surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Anna, son Alan, siblings Freddie and Iris, beloved mother-in-law Florence Schaefer, bother-in-law Jack, and sister-in-law Marian. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Betty; children Paul and Florence Schwisow, Dawn and Chris Jones, Jean and Rocky DeBuhr; grandchildren Matt Schwisow and Jen Heckler, Stephanie Jones-Lee and Kevin Lee, Brian and Leah Jones; great-grandson Eli Jones; sisters Phyllis and Lois; brother-in-law Bill Schaefer, sister-in-law Pat Schaefer; and many Nieces and Nephews. Services will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville at 2:00pm on Saturday, November 28. Interment will be private at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Ritzville. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery or Ronald MacDonald House. Danekas Funeral Home-Ritzville is entrusted with arrangements.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Nov. 25, 2015


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  • Created by: Jim Lee
  • Added: 25 Nov 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155375413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Otto “Donnie” Schwisow (13 Oct 1923–21 Nov 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155375413, citing Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Jim Lee (contributor 46942055) .