Michael 'Mike' Schwab


HOLGATE -- Michael "Mike" Schwab, 64, of Holgate passed away May 21, 2014, at the Lutheran Home of Napoleon Ohio.

He was born on August 16, 1949, in Defiance, to Elmer and Lillian (Okuley) Schwab. He graduated from Holgate High School. He was a loving husband to the late Elaine (Huber) Schwab and was united in marriage to Mary Jo "Joey" (Treft) Schwab on June 5, 1993.

He is survived by his mother, Lillian (Okuley) Chinni; children, Michelle (Kris) Kyle of Napoleon, Ohio, and Shawn (Jenny) Schwab of Auburn, Indiana. He was the grandfather of Parker, Eli and Brady, and is also survived by siblings, Joyce Vance of Michigan, William Schwab of Ohio, Sharon (Howard) Neff of Ohio, Richard (Diane) Schwab of Indiana and Mary Jo (Gary) Brown of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer John Schwab; son, Todd; brother-in-law, Larry Vance; and sister-in-law, Susan Schwab.

Mike was known as a joker and prankster, always smiling and laughing. He loved playing board games, card games and video games. He also loved to read.

Visitation for Mike will be at Snyder Funeral Home, 209 N. Wilhelm St., Holgate, Ohio, on Friday May 23, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 24, at Snyder Funeral Home, starting at 11 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service. Pastor Rellstab will officiate. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Holgate.

Please make memorials to St. John Lutheran Church of Holgate or the family. Share a memory of Mike at www.snyderfuneralhome.net.

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