Charles Edward Schwark Jr. also known as “Chuck,” “Ed” or “Charlie,” age 69 of LaPorte, passed away at his winter home in Lake Placid, Florida on March 5, 2022. Chuck was born April 7, 1952, in LaPorte, Indiana. He was drafted by the US Army in 1972 and served honorably until his reserve duty ended in 1978. On January 20, 1973, he married the former Ms. Christine Harness. They recently celebrated their 49th anniversary.
Chris survives, along with their sons, Shawn (Nicole) Schwark and Scott Schwark, both of LaPorte. Surviving as well are 6 grandchildren Cael, Lauren, Hayden, Rylan, Presley and Ellie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles. E. Schwark Sr. and Evelyn (Hogard) Wawrzynski as well as his sister, Sherri Brugh.
Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the 12:00pm funeral service on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel in LaPorte. Interment will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.
Following his discharge from the Army, Chuck and Chris moved to Florida where he was employed in the construction business for several years. In 1991, the Schwark’s moved back to LaPorte where Chuck began working with his father-in-law at H&G Plumbing & Heating. In 1998, Chuck purchased the plumbing company and later in 2002 expanded his business to include H&G Underground Utilities.
In his spare time, Chuck enjoyed traveling by motorcycle and motorcoach with his wife across the US. He also loved to play golf. Chuck obtained his pilot’s license later in life and loved spending time flying. He never knew a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone he met. Always one to enjoy good fellowship with his friends, Chuck enjoyed cooking his “World’s Famous Chicken Wings” for parties he hosted for his friends and family. He was also a longtime member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in LaPorte.
Most of all, Chuck will be remembered as a hardworking and fun-loving husband, father, grandpa and friend whose priorities were his family and serving his community with honesty and integrity.
In his memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To light a virtual candle, share a story of Chuck’s life, or leave a message of comfort with Chris and the family, please follow the links provided on the Tribute Wall tab above.
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