Ronald Schwartz Obituary (2021) – Sioux City, IA

Ronald ‘Ron’ J. Schwarte

Sioux City

Ronald “Ron” J. Schwarte, 62, of Sioux City, died on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Services will take place Monday at noon, with visits an hour before, to the Colonial Chapel of the Meyer Brothers, with Reverend Joseph Dillinger as officiant. Interment will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at

Ron was born June 1, 1959 in Sioux City, son of Frank and Irene (Ohlquist) Schwarte. He grew up in Sioux City and graduated from West High School in 1978.

On December 4, 1982, he married Theresa Dillinger in Elk Point, SD From this union, two daughters were born. Ron worked as a laborer at Specialized Hauling for many years. He recently worked at Sioux City Tarp for 18 years where he delivered loads and held various positions.

Ron was a longtime resident of Sioux City and a member of the Izaak Walton League in McCook Lake. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He enjoyed camping, watching football, fixing things, spending time in his garage and going to the casino; especially the Hard Rock. Ron often gave a helping hand to his friends and neighbors in need. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and always looked after them.

Those who remain to honor his memory are his wife of 38 years, Theresa Schwarte of Sioux City; daughters, Katie (Jason) Muller of Sioux City, Amanda (Zeb) Martens of Litchfield Park, Ariz, Janelle (Aaron) Derby of Sioux City; grandchildren, Brody, Riley, Caleb, Jaxon, Molly, Zayda, Zariah, Zander, Asher, Isabelle and Hannah; brother, Joe (Lott) Schwarte of Salix, Iowa; sister, Nancy (Tom) Zimmerman of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents died before him; granddaughters, Anika and Autumn; sisters, Mary Campbell, Kathy Heinen, Joan Foltz; and brothers, Leo and Francis Schwarte.

Published by Sioux City Journal on September 19, 2021.

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