Lois C. Schwieterman

November 28, 1929 - June 26, 2020
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Lois C. Schwieterman age 90, of Spencerville passed away 5:02 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. She was born to George William and Vera Lucille Burden Harris of Buckland on Thanksgiving Day in 1929, at the Duchouquet Township home of her grandparents, where her mother had also been born in 1903. Located on land deeded to the family in the 1830’s, it remains in the family today. Lois’ to be husband Lloyd Bernard Schwieterman was honorably discharged from service in the U. S. Army in 1946. Lois graduated 12 years of education from Buckland High School in 1947. They met at the Wapak fairgrounds celebrating the Auglaize County Centennial in 1948 and were married at Holy Rosary Rectory in St. Mary’s April 30, 1949. In 1950 they were blessed with their first-born Linda Lou, followed in 1951 by Landa Lynn, in 1952 Laura Lee was born and Luann was born in 1953. They maintain their closeness to this day. Her family was her pride and joy, she so much appreciated and enjoyed the hours, days, and years of time spent with the younger ones who were such a wonderful part of her life.
She, her parents and siblings were all red haired. She attended all the local churches all of her life, serving in numerous offices and positions. She led Sunday School lessons nearly fifty years.
Her first job was in the village general store at the age of 12. She cut meat, pumped gasoline, ground and smoked sausage, dipped ice cream, sold everything from nylons to carpets and postage stamps and fired the stove in the winter.
She was privileged to be an at home mother and assisted with Alclair Builders, the family construction company. She had a license in Real Estate, Insurances and had been an activity director and Girl Scout leader.
She enjoyed corresponding with friends, especially foreign pen-pals for with whom she continued contact since the early 1940’s. She was privileged to visit the Holy Land where her Beloved Savior walked and stood in the waters of the Jordan River as He did.
She enjoyed living for a time at Chillicothe, in the setting of the Great Seal of Ohio, the wheat field, mountain background along side the Scioto, in a home built from native stones.
She especially loved books, rocks, and nature, but she considered her family the most precious blessing the loving God could bestow.
The Schwieterman family shared their home with many foster children, especially Jimmie and Lois looked after Mary and Ebony.
She was a member of the First Families of Ohio, her ancestors arriving in 1804. She was a member of the area historical and genealogical societies, holding various offices in many of them. She was a charter member of the United Wagon Trains serving many years as their chaplain. She loved the years participating in the wagon train and traveling briefly with the Bi Centennial Cross Country Train. She was a member of First Families of Auglaize and Allen Counties as descendants of the pioneers.
Her philosophies for life included: “Take good care of each other”, “The main thing is just don’t get excited” and “why can’t we all just get along”
She is survived by Linda (William) Harthun of Lima, Landa (David) Tomlinson of Spencerville, Laura (Jack Lambert) Clementz of Spencerville and Luann (James) Everett of Cridersville; 8 grandchildren: Leah Kirkpatrick, Scott (Victoryia) McGrath, Lisa (Chuck) Little, Jim (Sara) McGath, Rebecca (Brian) Van Meter, Louis (Barbara) Clementz, Timothy Shadley and Lynne (Todd) Skaggs and grandchildren: Gina Riefstahl, Amy Clementz and Heather Newport, Kristina Lambert, Brian Lambert, Amber (Sam) Wagner-Prince; great grandchildren: Jade, Tyler (Alexandria), Grant, Krysta, Lloyd, Andrew, Lane, Ethan, Jacob, Perin, Tobin, Bailey, Eli, Micah, Ryan, Alexis, Karrie, Allie, Samantha, Halie, Nick, Dylan, Cody, Mckenzie, Damran, Dakota, Devin, Sanoi, Asher, Courtney, Jack, Samantha & Hitch; great great grandchildren Rhayn, Julie, William, Natalie, Lucas,.
Lois was preceded in death by a brother George William Harris, a sister Glendora Fryer, son-in-law Louis P. Clementz, Great grandchildren Braden Skaggs, Annalise Shadley, brother-in-law Lowell Schwieterman and sisters-in-law: Kathryn Harris, Beulah (Ernest) Nolan and Norma (John) Zink.
She was grateful for the dedicated services and knowledge of her cardiologist Dr. Philip Perona and her Physician Dr. James Bowlus who provided her extra years of life she was privileged to enjoy. The excellent care and attention of the Wapak Manor staff was greatly appreciated.
The family will receive friends 4-5 p.m. Monday for immune compromised, 5- 8 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bayliff & son Funeral Home, Cridersville, FACE MASK PREFERRED. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastors Jeanette Tangeman and Kent Place officiating and burial will be in Buckland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Gideons or to Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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Date: Monday, June 29, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

The first hour is reserved for those with compromised immune systems.

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: November 28, 1929
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Sheri McClintock Snelgrove posted on 7/2/20

I am so sorry for your loss. My memories of your lovely Mother are 50+ years old. She was such a loving kind person. Linda babysat my sister and I when we we’re very young. I had the privilege of visiting your family’s home often as a young person through high school. To me you were the coolest family. I am certain that Lois and her lovely daughters have had a most positive influence on their friends and family! My memories of Lois and the time spent with her daughters is by far some of the best memories in my life.


Polly Kirian posted on 6/29/20

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was always a lovely lady with her beautiful smile. She raised a wonderful family and was honored to know her. May God bless all and comfort you. Our love and prayers are with you all. Chris and Polly (Treglia) Kirian


Aide posted on 6/29/20

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Aide posted on 6/29/20

May you Rest In Peace sweet Lois , it was an honor to care for you and to know you


Allen W. Bernard posted on 6/28/20

Lois was a special human being, always positive accentuating her opinion in a warm gentle manner. Being married to my first cousin, she took a deep and abiding interest in our family making special efforts to attend family reunions, family events, and supporting and promoting family-oriented activities. I spoke with several relatives regarding her passing. Again, and again, they brought up her beautiful smile as a most cherished memory along with the comprehensive support that you girls provided. Her passing reminds us of the importance of being positive, appreciating our heritage, and the value of a simple smile. Lois did it… and you girls have been given a life-lesson of a significant person who lived a Christian life through her action, imparting it quietly to the people that she daily met, without loudly verbalizing it. Her life will continue to be a reminder to all of us who were touched by that smile and those beautiful words that she always found for each of us. Rest well, dear Lois, your life journey was a great one! Allen W. Bernard Cincinnati, Ohio


Melvin & Jean Miller posted on 6/28/20

In memory of Lois C. Schwieterman, Melvin & Jean Miller lit a candle


Becky Hauserman & Dan Casey posted on 6/28/20

Linda, Luann, & Family: We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Your plans as described in the obituary are thoughtful, indicating precautions for the health & safety of all. Please take care of yourselves. Becky Hauserman & Dan Casey