Earl L. Schwert

June 29, 2021



Earl L. Schwert, age 86 of Boscobel, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Gundersen Hospital in Boscobel.  He was born September 26, 1934 in Gays Mills.  The son of Kenneth and Margaret (Mezera) Schwert, he married Carole  Borchert on September 6, 1958 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gays Mills. 

Earl cherished and enjoyed talking with family, whether  around the Sunday family dinner table,parties, reunions, over a cup of coffee, or simply while out and about.  He loved seeing this family grow, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren growing before his very eyes.  He was a proud small farmer, milking cows and running the family farm with his wife and daughters.  While doing so, he greatly enjoyed performing machine evaluation at John Deere, Dubuque Works during his 25-year career.  Hand in hand with his wife and best friend, Carole, he also had a passion for vacationing in Hawaii and Alaska, riding his Harley, boating, cruising in his classic car, and creating memories while simply enjoying life and those around him.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Schwert of Boscobel. Three daughters;

Terri (Michael) Beckius of Blue River, Barbara (Eric) Ottesen of Muscoda, and Christine (Scotty) Wertel of Platteville, 8 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren, his siblings, Peggy (Royce) Havlik of Gays Mills, Joseph Schwert of Gays Mills, John (Lois) Schwert of Gays Mills, Jim Schwert of Gays Mills, Janet (Al) Wood of Middleton, Mary Schwert of Gays Mills, Helen Schwert of Gays Mills, and Merriam Warrington of Gays Mills, and Special Cousins, Bob and Jerry Mezera.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son Daniel Schwert, and brother Don Schwert.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at the Union Hill Cemetery, Mt. Zion.  Online condolences can be sent to

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