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Bernard Schwamberger

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 9:12 a.m. CST

ARLINGTON — Bernard C. Schwamberger, 92, of Arlington died at 7:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Born in Mankato, Minn., to Charles J. and Agnes (Cahill) Schwamberger, he married Doris Welter on Sept. 1, 1951. She preceded him in death on Jan. 17 2011.

He farmed his whole life, raising cattle, hogs, corn and soybeans. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Caroyln Schwamberger of Bloomington; one son, Joseph Schwamberger of Arlington; three sisters, Rita Graham of Grand Ridge, Vivian Yaklich of LaSalle and Teresa (Dan) Hunter of LaMoille.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Monica Dwyer; and two brothers, Jerome “Bob” Schwamberger and Leo Schwamberger.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Arlington with the Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Arlington.

Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Pallbearers will be Jack Franklin, Steve Sondgeroth, Chad Lindenmier, George Dwyer, Charles Kunkel, Jack Donna and Dan Hunter.

The Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.hurstfuneralhomes.com.

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