Roy Richard Schwinn

1929 - 2019

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Roy Richard Schwinn, 90, of Findlay passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living. He was born on August 24, 1929 in Blackford Co., IN to the late Adam and Jenny Myrtle (Snyder) Schwinn. He married Katherine L. Haley on June 19, 1955 and she preceded him in death on January 8, 2018. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Hollis and M. Louise Bibler. Roy is survived by a brother-in-law, Robert Bibler; many nieces and nephews: Rex (Kellie), John, Jim (Susie), Mallory, Colin, Phillip, and John Bibler, Michael (Kay), Kenneth, Ralph Jr., Lisa, Dawn, and Christopher (Liz) Hollis, and Amy (Mark) Stock; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was a 1947 graduate of Rawson High School, and a 1949 graduate of Bliss Business College, where he was involved with the Men's Fraternity. Roy was a lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. He held membership in the Findlay Masonic Lodge #227, Mt. Cory Masonic Lodge #418, the Findlay Shrine, the Zenobia Temple, the Findlay Elks #75, the Findlay Moose Lodge, and the Indian Lake Breeze Association. He loved farming, fishing perch (Drawbridge Marine at Port Clinton), salmon (Luddington, MI with Dan Snyder for over 20 years), pheasant hunting (SD and NB), and deer hunting (WY). "Thank you to my beautiful Katy for 62 years, my big family at Sunrise for making me at home, Mary Ann Businger (long-time family friend), and LeRoy Schroeder, MD and staff for many years of care." Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Hugh Bowland officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, September 24 at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to Shriner's Children's Hospital Endowment in his memory. Online condolences can be shared by visiting

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  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, September 24th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, September 25th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : The Family of Roy
Date :Monday, September 23rd 2019
From : Tony Falter
My deepest condolences to the family of Roy. I enjoyed all the years of having Roy and Katie as my neighbors at Indian Lake and missed them as they slowly stopped coming down. I won't be able to visit on either days, unfortunately, my sister's visitation and funeral are the same as Roy's. He will be in my thoughts.

To : Schwinn Family
Date :Monday, September 23rd 2019
From : John and Rhonda Firestone
So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. He was such a wonderful friend and customer at the shop. Last time he was in he told me how much he missed his Katy. Every fall he would bring us all a big box of fruit that he would get supporting FFA. The guys really looked forward to it. Our sincere sympathy to the family. He will be greatly missed.

To : Roy Schwinn Family
Date :Monday, September 23rd 2019
From : Tom and Arlene Scherf
I met Roy about 1980 when I was an Area Governor for Toastmasters and met him at an Old Millstream Toastmasters meeting. [He joined Toastmasters in 1964 and his membership continued unbroken all these years.] My path crossed with Roy's over the years as we both were members of ARMA (American Records Management Association) and I also took college students on a tour of Cooper Tire's Records program -- which Roy was in charge of. We also met occasionally at an investment club in Bowling Green.
Then, when my husband Tom also joined Toastmasters, we saw Roy even more frequently. He will be sorely missed.
Our condolences to all family members.
Tom & Arlene Scherf