Gary Lee Schwan

Gary Lee Schwan
Date of Birth: February 29, 1952
Died on: November 09, 2019

Gary Lee Schwan, 67, of Aberdeen, SD, died Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his residence in Aberdeen.

Gary Lee Schwan was born February 29, 1952 to Martin and Margaret (Lowenstein) Schwan in Aberdeen. He grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Roncalli High School in 1970.

Gary and his brother bought the Sherman Shoe Shop in 1970 from Louise Karras. Gary owned and operated the Shoe Shop for forty-two years. In 1970, he and his brothers Bernard and Dwain, along with Ron Schwab purchased Lagers Inn.

Gary married Linda L. Linder on September 25, 1976, in Aberdeen. Linda passed away in 2002. He then met Genie L. Peterson and they have been together for 18 years.

Hunting and fishing were favorite pastimes of Gary’s. He especially cherished the times he was able to spend pheasant hunting with his brother and nephews. Gary was proud to be a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Grateful for having shared Gary’s life are his family of the heart; life partner: Genie L. Peterson; daughters: Evelyn Peterson and Sheryl Peterson (Darrell Frazier); grandchildren: Hannah Peterson, Michelle W., Avah Peterson, Faith Peterson, Makayla Peterson and Caroline Frazier; his brother: Dwain (Sue) Schwan; four nephews: Wade (Jaci) Schwan, Brett (Anna) Schwan, Chad Schwan and Dain (Jessica) Schwan; many loving great-nieces and great-nephews; and his aunt: Alice Schwan.

Preceding Gary in death are his parents: Martin and Margaret; his wife: Linda; his grandson: Logan Peterson; and his brother: Bernie Schwan.

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