Ralph “David” Schwartz 1949-2019
Ralph “David” Schwartz
Ralph “David” Schwartz, 69, of Medford, passed away on June 4, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with his loving wife, Mary, and children by his side. A memorial visitation will take place on June 8 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
David was born on Sept. 7, 1949 to Ralph and Mary (Delaney) Schwartz in Placerville, Calif. He married Mary Hrobsky on June 29, 1979. He drove truck for McKay Nursery and Duckert Pallet in Waterloo. David moved north to Medford in 1992 and drove truck for Weather Shield until health forced his retirement in 2007.
David brought joy to everybody who knew him, especially his family. He had a love of hunting, fishing and helping with hunter safety. He enjoyed trapshooting, earning many trophies, fishing in Canada and salmon fishing in Lake Michigan. Above all else he had a great love for his family.
David is survived by his wife Mary of 40 years; daughters, Tammy (Steve) Belanger, Theresa (Doug) Ulam and Dawn Joles; son, James (Patty) Grueneberg; grandchildren, Nick, Chris, Brittany, Justin, Matt, Samantha, Ann-Mari and Trinity; and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Fred (Peggy) Schwartz and many nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Jerry Joles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David’s name may be given to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.