Joseph A.L. Schwartz, 61, of rural Berne passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 8:25 a.m. at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. He was born Monday, October 19, 1959, in Adams County to Levi D.J. and Anna R. (Schwartz) Schwartz. He was married Sunday, November 19, 1978, in Adams County to Rebecca W. Schwartz.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by his mother of Berne; his wife of Berne; six daughters, Emma J. (John I.) Schwartz of Monroe; Anna J. (Truman) Wickey; and Rebecca J. (Jacob) Schwartz, both of Geneva; and Barbara J. (Andy) Girod; Edith J. (Ruben) Girod; and Lizzie J. (David) Girod, all of Berne; five sons, Joe J. (Edna R.) Schwartz; Levi J. (Becky Girod) Schwartz; and Menno J. (Susie Girod) Schwartz, all of Monroe; John J. (Becky Girod) Schwartz of Geneva; and David J. (special friend- Lizzy Girod) Schwartz of Berne; eight sisters, Rosie (David) Schwartz of Decatur; Delilah (Ruben) Byler; and Fanny (Mose) Schwartz, both of Salem; Anna (Joe) Zehr; Gertie (Amos) Schwartz; and Edith (Sam) Schwartz, all of Berne; and Barbara (Mervin) Schwartz; and Bertha (Daniel) Schwartz, both of Monroe; and five brothers, John (Susan) Schwartz; and Jake (Lydia) Schwartz, both of Berne; and Levi (Clara) Schwartz; Noah (Rebecca) Schwartz; and Menno (Lydia) Schwartz, all of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his father; and two sons, Andrew J. Schwartz; and Ruben J. Schwartz.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28 from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Joseph A.L. Schwartz residence, 5560 E. S.R. 218, Berne. Funeral services will be Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. at the residence. Officiating will be Bishop Daniel T. Schwartz. Burial will be at Blue Creek Cemetery in Adams County.
Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.