Evelina “Evie” Schwarz, age 83 of Fargo, ND, formerly Garrison, ND, went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ face to face on the evening of October 30, 2023. Evie was born to Charles and Katie Keim (Voegele) on January 23, 1940, in Ashley, ND. She graduated from Ashley High School in 1958.
On March 28, 1964, she married the love of her life, Alvin Schwarz of Beulah, ND. They had three children, Valerie, Nathan and Clinton.
On April 1, 1967, Alvin and Evie, along with his brother Herbert and his wife Sharon, founded Schwarz Implement in Garrison. They owned and operated Schwarz Implement for 41 years, retiring in 2008. In 2017, Alvin and Evie moved to Fargo, to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Evie was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being with family and friends as well as being involved in her church and serving her loved ones and church families. Family vacations and travel were an enjoyment to both Evie and Alvin, seeing mountains, oceans as well as the Midwestern plains. Evie lovingly fought alongside Alvin in his battle with Alzheimer’s.
Evie is survived by her three children: daughter, Valerie (Matthew) Bergerson, Lakeville, MN; and sons, Nathan (Stacy) Schwarz, Kindred, ND, and Clinton (Kimberly) Schwarz, Mason City, IA; nine grandsons, Andrew, Ian, Evan and Alex Bergerson, Elijah and Isaac Schwarz and Zechariah, Daniel and Samuel Schwarz; and great-grandsons, Phoenix and Remington; sister, Vera Glur; in-laws, Elmer and Arlene Schwarz, Leo and Joann Schwarz, and Martin Jr and Susan Schwarz; sisters-in-law, Larue Schwarz, Frieda Maas, Sharon Schwarz, and Lois Schwarz; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Alvin, Evie was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Katie Keim; brothers and sisters-in law, Ray and Ruth Keim, Gordan Allen and Elizabeth Keim, and Harold and Lydia Hochhalter; brother, Loran Keim; brothers-in law, Terry Glur, Albert Schwarz, Herbert Schwarz, Wilmer Schwarz, and Ray Maas.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to Camp of the Cross, Garrison, ND, or to your local church or charity.