Charley Schwarz Obituary, Death : John Charles Schwarz, beloved father, son, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away after a short, intense bout with cancer at his ranch in rural Aztec, New Mexico on March 2nd, 2022. He was 74 years old. John was raised in Waseca, Minnesota and lived there until venturing west, beginning a career with Amoco in Wyoming.
In the 1980’s he transferred to northwestern New Mexico, planting roots and remaining for the rest of his life. John was passionate about his family, friends, ranch, animals, collection of guns and western memorabilia, and the Minnesota Vikings (who perpetually let him down).
John is preceded in death by his parents Elaine and Merton Schwarz of Waseca. He is survived by his partner Cathy Rasmussen; children Ben (Adrian) and Matthew, grandchildren Emerson and Blake; previous wives Deborah Gerber and Barbara Eide; sisters Ann Schwarz and Katie Ryan; and many treasured friends and kin. A memorial service is being planned at the ranch in New Mexico in the late spring.