Paul Schwister


Paul O. Schwister, 71, of Saukville died Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Cedarburg Health Service.  

Mr. Schwister was born in Milwaukee on April 5, 1947, to LaVern “Mac” and Dorothy Kessenich Schwister.  

He attended Mother of Good Counsel School and graduated from Francis Jordan High School in 1966.  

Mr. Schwister enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two years of active duty before serving 24 years with the U.S. Navy Reserves.  

On Oct. 7, 1972, he married Barbara Goldammer at Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Milwaukee. In 1974, the couple moved to Saukville, where they raised their family.

Mr. Schwister worked as an assembler at various area businesses, retiring from Scot Pump in Cedarburg in 2013.  

He was a member of St. John XXIII Parish, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville, and the Landt-Thiel American Legion Post 470, where he participated in the honor guard.  

He and his wife bred rabbits, and showed Havana and Holland Lop rabbits at shows across the state, winning many awards.  

He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, fixing small engines and cooking, especially brunch for his family.

Mr. Schwister is survived by his wife Barbara of Saukville and sons Timothy of Port Washington, Anthony (Jamie) of Oshkosh, Thomas (Pamela) of Cedarburg and Lawrence (Sarah) of Oshkosh.  

He is further survived by grandsons Henry, Michael, Liam, Parker, Calvin, Maxwell, Harvey and Silas and sisters Carolyn “Carrie” Derse of Door County and Barbara (Thomas) Olivas of Mukwonago.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jerome and brother-in-law Bill Derse.

A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 26, at Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington. Deacon Mike Burich presided.  

Memorials to the Public Broadcasting Service or a charity of the donor’s choice are suggested.




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