Joe T. Schwartz
Joe T. Schwartz, 61, of rural Berne passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at his home. He was born on October 4, 1951 to Christie M. and Susan (Schwartz) Schwartz.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and a part-owner of the Jefferson Country Store.
He is survived by his father, Christie and step-mother Katie Schwartz; seven sisters, Lizzie (Ernest K.) Schwartz; Mary (Harvey C.) Christner; Lovina (Daniel E.) Miller; and Barbara T. Schwartz, all of Berne; Josephine (Ben) Christner; and Rebecca (Enos C.) Christner, both of Bryant; and Susan (Mose Q.) Schwartz of Licking, Missouri; five brothers, Jake T. (Rosa) Schwartz of Monroe; and Daniel T. (Dehlia) Schwartz; Christie T. Schwartz; Amos T. (Mayann) Schwartz; and Samuel T. (Lizzie) Schwartz, all of Berne; 13 step-sisters; and seven step-brothers.
He was preceded in death by his mother; two sisters, Margaret T. and Katie T. Schwartz; and two brothers, Enos T. and Emanuel T. Schwartz.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7 at his residence, 6736S 300E, Berne. Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8 also at his residence. Officiating will be Bishop Ben M. Girod. Burial will take place at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Geneva.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.