Harry Henry Schwall
Harold “Harry O” Henry Schwall
Born March 8, 1928 Wilmette, IL
Died Peacefully April 1, 2014, at 4:01 AM. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Harry is survived by daughter Lisa Schwall Rueschoff and Husband David , of Lawrence KS , and their children Caylen (Dave) Sunderman, Nora and Anna; Austin (Haley) Rueschhoff and Ayla; and Ali Rueschhoff. Son Jeffrey Schwall and wife Lee Bynum Schwall of Winston Salem, NC and their children Jordan, Will, and Patrick Schwall.
Harry was Irish through and through, the only son of Bridget O’Sullivan-Schwall and Henry A Schwall. Harry has 2 older sisters, Margaret Schwall Edgren and Evelyn Schwall Meindl, who he dearly loved and admired. Evelyn survives and resides in upstate New York.
Harry will be missed by all. He never met a stranger, had friends far and wide. In the past few years Harry’s life was touched by a wonderful group that helped care for him; including a bevy of beauties (his words). A graduate of New Trier High School in Wilmette, IL, he attended Coe College where he met his wife Jennine Featherstone Schwall, a beauty queen and cheerleader. They were married, moved to Rockford, IL and had their two children Jeff and Lisa. Harry had a wonderful career with Ford Motor Company, moving several times and finally settling in Omaha, Nebraska, where he retired after 35 years with Ford. Harry and Jennine later divorced, and he re-married Jean Shooter Schwall during his time in Omaha. He was preceded in death by both Jennine Schwall, and Jean Schwall.
Harry served his country as a Marine, a Legionnaire, a Shriner, a Jester, as well as many other service organizations. Upon retirement, Harry “O”’s favorite pastimes we’re traveling, golf ( 3 holes-in-one), and lunch with the guys. His love of life was evident; when people would ask, “How was your day”? , he would reply with “Never had a bad one!”
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or your local animal shelter, as Harry loved his dogs.
A celebration of life will be held May 3, 2014, in honor of Harry’s love of, parties and ponies, alas, The Kentucky Derby. Time and place will be announced at a later date.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Harry was wonderful to work with, as he was a sweet and happy man. He will be remembered by both myself and my son.
Oh Lisa, my heart hurts with yours. I thank you for the very first time you brought Harry to the Windsor, you aren’t too sure if you wanted to leave him with us, after a few visits I gained your trust and you left his care in my hand. I grew to love him immediately and thought of him as my own. I will and already do miss him, I love you dearly. Love Shannan
My sincere condolences to Lisa and family. It was truly wonderful knowing Harry and what an awesome man. Thanks for the opportunity of knowing him.