Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Samson “Sam” O. Schwefel
May 16, 1943 - May 4, 2017 (Age 73)
Watertown, WI
Service: May 9, 2017
Samson “Sam” O. Schwefel
Samson “Sam” O. Schwefel, age 73, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison.
Relatives and friends may gather for visitation at the Marquardt Chapel on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. with a service to follow with Rev. Russ Antos officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Samson Otto Schwefel was born on May 16, 1943 in the Township of Lebanon, the son of Richard C. and Adella A. (nee Schuett) Schwefel. Sam was a graduate of Watertown High School and attended University of Wisconsin Whitewater. On April 29, 1978, he married Dawn Bartz. They celebrated 39 years of marriage last week. He had been employed at Allard Express in Watertown for 19 years and Rollex in Ixonia for 16 years. Sam was a member of the Watertown Senior and Community Center. He loved NASCAR racing following Matt Kenseth as well as a few other drivers. He also watched WWE wrestling.
Sam is survived by his wife, Dawn Schwefel; two daughters, Megan Schwefel of Watertown and Mary (Chris) Klein of Lake Mills; two grandchildren, who were the love of his life and will greatly miss Pop Pop, Aaron and Aubrey Klein; sister, Helen (Bill) Pugh as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard E. Schwefel.
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