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Melvin Walter Schweizer

April 21, 1926 — November 27, 2021
Melvin Walter Schweizer, 95, of rural Witt died Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:20 p.m. Visitation was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Chruch in Nokomis on Friday, December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. at the church.
Mr. Schweizer was born April 21, 1926, the son of Walter and Edna (Engelhart) Schweizer. He married Delores Weber on August 27, 1950 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and she survives.
Melvin was a devout CHristian and a life-long member of St.Paul’s Lutheran Church where he and his wife, Delores, were baptized and attended parochial school. Thery were married in the same country church. He was an active participant in many church activies and held various offices at the church. Schweizer was an Army veteran, serving two years during the Korean Conflict. The son of a dairy farmer, Melvin farmed his entire life. He served on the Prairie Farms Board from 1963 to 2003 and held the title of President and Board Chairman from from 1972 to 1999. He had been invovled with the Farm Bureau, various community boards, and was an advocate for the dairy industry. He receved recognition as a Master Farmer in 1998.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Cheryl (Jim) Stanton of Taylorville, Kathie (Marc) Easterday of Nokomis, Steven (Jana) Schweizer of Edwardsville, Mark (Lisa) Schweizer of NOkomis, and Julie (Kurt) Johnson of Edwardsville; sister Alberta Quattlander, brother Charles Schweizer, and 15 grandchildren: Jeremy, Megan, Darla, Joni, Michael, Kari, Greg, Jeff, Kyle, Kassie, Kyra, Erik, Johanna, and Jason, and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Wilma Hagemeier.
Memorial are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School in East St. Louis.

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