Sharon Swartz, 77

Sharon Joyce Swartz, age 77, of Marcellus, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Dowagiac.

She was born in Three Rivers on September 8, 1942 the daughter of Lester LeRoy Tase and Frances Joyce (Stuebegen) Tase.

On March 5, 1960, in Newburg, Michigan she married Wayne Kay Swartz who survives.

Sharon was a factory worker but enjoyed spending time with family, horses and dogs. She also was an avid Bingo player and crocheted countless hats and scarves.

Sharon is survived by her husband Wayne Swartz; two daughters Shannon Pastorick of Marcellus, Deborah (Matthew) Engle of Orland, Indiana; one son Doug Swartz of Marcellus. Seven Grandchildren Brandon (Jen) Pastorick, Bo Pastorick, Seth Pastorick, Stephanie (Nate) Fletter, Erin Weaver, Brandi Anderson, and Courtney Wetzel; Eleven Great-Grandchildren; one sister Sandra (Dwight “Butch”) Ames of Mendon and her Step-Father Sharon Miller of White Pigeon.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents Lester and Frances Tase; one sister Sheila Pollack and two brothers Jim Tase and John Tase.

The family will receive friends from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Mater-Ralston Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 1 PM with Pastor Tim Perry officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Knights of Columbus at 32373 Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw, 49079. Online condolences may be left at

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