Walter V. Schwartzhoff Davenport Died on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
9:00 am- 11:00 am Monday, March 13th, 2017 Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 North Division, Davenport
11:00 am Monday, March 13th, 2017 Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Cemetery: Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Walter Schwartzhoff, 69, of Davenport, IA, died Wed., March 8, 2017 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am Monday, March 13th at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division, Davenport, where his family will greet friends from 9 am until time of service. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to Right To Life or to Smile Train, both causes for which he was passionate. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting his family with arrangements.
Walt was born in 1947 in Spring Grove, MN to Victor and Madelyn Schwartzhoff. He married Luningning Bernales on May 29, 1996 in Tuscon, AZ. Upon earning his B.A. from St. Ambrose, he started his career as a contract specialist with the U.S. government on the Rock Island Arsenal. He then worked for the government all around the world, including Korea, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia where he earned a Purple Heart in a bombing in 1995. He was also in Vietnam the day Saigon fell, being one of the last people airlifted out of the city. He also was a realtor with Mel Foster.
Walt enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He loved golfing, bowling, watching sports especially with Patrick, spending time outdoors, especially campfires and walking. He did manage to get a hole-in-one during his lifetime, in Hawaii.
Walter was a loving son, brother, husband, father who dedicated his life to his family. His survivors include his wife Ning; son Patrick V. Schwartzhoff; stepsons Alex B. (Leynor) Abetria of Woodbridge, VA and Alen B. (Noreen) Abetria of Sacramento, CA; sisters Kim Schwartzhoff, Winne Pell, Kay (Dick) Bashere, Marsha (John) Havemann, Maureen (David) Williams, and Ann Roomiany; and brothers Jeri (Gina) Schwartzhoff and Jan (Jane) Schwartzhoff. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Mario Schwartzhoff.
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