Joseph L. Schwartz

Joseph L. Schwartz, 66, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on September 28, 1951 in Adams County to Jacob R. and Lydia (Hilty) Schwartz. He was married on February 9, 1975 to Christine F. Schwartz.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish and was a farmer.

He is survived by his wife of Monroe; six sons, Jacob (Emma) Schwartz of Geneva; Amos (Emma) Schwartz; and Solomon Schwartz, both of Monroe; Joe (Miriam) Schwartz of Willshire, Ohio; and Marcus (Miriam) Schwartz; and Enos (Naomi) Schwartz, both of Rockford, Ohio; three daughters, Lovina (Michael) Schwartz; and Lydia (Johnny) Schwartz, both of Monroe; and Christine (Samuel) Schwartz of Berne; sister, Anna (Dan) Wengerd of Michigan; four brothers, Amos L. (Emma) Schwartz; Johnny L. (Lizzie) Schwartz; and Enos L. (Lizzie) Schwartz, all of Monroe; and Elmer (Ida) Schwartz of Salem; and 57 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Schwartz; sister, Melinda Wickey; and brother-in-law, Aaron S. Wickey.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15 and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16 at the Schwartz residence, 2500S 200E, Monroe. Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17 at the residence. Officiating will be John N. Schwartz. Burial will be at Schwartz Cemetery.

Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.