Frederick Anthony Schwab, Jr., 77, of Pleasant Hill, was born April 8, 1937, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of Frederick A. Schwab, Sr. and Pearl C. (Hill) Schwab. He departed this life at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence.
Fred was a 1956 Beloit Wisconsin High School graduate; later earning his bachelors from the Palmer Chiropractic College in Kansas City.
In 1967 he was united in marriage to Ann Elizabeth Welch in Davenport, Iowa. She preceded him in death just a few weeks earlier on May 4, 2014.
He was employed in his younger years as a Welding Inspector and was proud of the fact that he helped construct the Truman Dam and the AT&T building in Kansas City. He then worked alongside his wife as a handicap caregiver in the several Schwab homes they operated in this area. For the past ten years he has been a fixture at the Lee' s Summit Wal Mart where he has served in many capacities.
Fred was also preceded in death by one brother David Schwab and one sister Sally Taylor.
He is survived by one sister Sara Schwab, one son Paul Schwab of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Michelle (and Robert) Wentworth of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Michaela Piper of Independence, Michael Piper of Pleasant Hill, Kaitlyn Wentworth, Martina Wentworth and Tony Cundiff all of Blue Springs; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment was in the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the CASCO Area Work Shop and may be sent in care of the funeral home.