Charles Howard Schwartz died peacefully at home with his family present at the age 69 after a long battle with lymphoma cancer. He was born Feb. 6, 1953, in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. After growing up in Sleepy Eye he and his wife Helen and children spent time in Minneapolis, Spokane, and Denver where he retired after 40 years with Burlington Northern Railway as a Senior Special Agent in 2013. He enjoyed being with his family, especially grandchildren. Charles was a life-long Twins, and Vikings fan. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, golfing, and coaching his children and grandchildren in other sports.
Charles is survived by his wife Helen, children Amy(August) Valdez, Daniel(Tammi) Schwartz, grandchildren Dante Valdez and Zachary Schwartz, siblings Richard(Ann) Schwartz of Mesa, AZ, Roger(Jan) of Rochester, MN, Judy DesJardin of Rocklin, CA, Patricia Small of Roseville, CA, Linda(Roger) Rehse of Santa Clara, CA, and sister-in-law Marlene(Gary) Schwartz of St. Peter, MN. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Leone and Nieman Schwartz, brother Gary Schwartz, and nephew Eric Lundquist.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, February 11, 2023, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Aurora, CO. A gathering of friends and family will be at his home after the service.
Memorial contributions are welcome in lieu of flowers to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at https://www.lls.org/