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Leonard Schwallier

d. May 26, 2017

Leonard H. Schwallier, age 97, of Conklin, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at home with family at his side. He was born in Wright Twp., MI. to the late Henry and Viola (Kramer) Schwallier. Leonard was married to his lifetime partner Dorothy Mae Larabel - who preceded him in death - for 74 years. Leonard was a lifelong farmer who after retiring from the fruit and dairy business was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a truck driver which he did successfully for the next 25 years. During Leonard's lifetime he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, served as township supervisor and also served on the Soil Conservation Board. Leonard lived by a strong moral code, doing what was right with honor and integrity. Leonard is survived by his children, Richard Schwallier, Jim (Joyce) Schwallier, Jerry (Barbara) Schwallier, Tom (Jean) Schwallier, Patricia (Dick) Kenney, Steve (Cheryl) Schwallier, Dan (Deborah) Schwallier and Bill (Theresa) Schwallier; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brother, Fred (Donna) Schwallier and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wish cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Marne, with Fr. Ayub Nasar Celebrant. Interment will be in St Mary's Cemetery in Marne. Relatives and friends may meet the family at 11:00 AM one hour prior to the service at St Mary's Church. Memorial donations may be made to, St Mary's Church, 15164 Juniper St, Marne, MI 49435, Health Care Associates, Inc., 3101 Prairie St., SW, Grandville, MI 49318 or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St, SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. An online guestbook may be signed at Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161


Wednesday May. 31st, 2017
11:00am to 12:00pm at St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne
Directions to St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne


Wednesday May. 31st, 2017, 12:00pm at St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne
Directions to St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne


on Wednesday May. 31st, 2017 at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Marne
Directions to St Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Marne

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