Darwin R. Schwartz

Darwin R. “Whitey” Schwartz, 65, of Oshkosh, died Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. He was born in Fond du Lac on October 10, 1956, to Francis and Ruth (Anderson) Schwartz. On May 7, 2004, he married Barb Schmidt.

For many years, Darwin worked in janitorial services at Oshkosh Truck. He was very musically inclined, having been a drummer for most of his life. Darwin also enjoyed his casino trips. But his pride and joy were that of being a member of the Sawyer Effertz Race Team.

Survivors include his wife, Barb; five siblings, “Fuzzy” (Phyllis) Schwartz, Derald Schwartz, Darlene (Kenny) Pautsch, Donna Knepel, and Debbie Schwartz, all of Fond du Lac; two sisters-in-law, Linda O’Krueg and Pam (George) Harrington, both of Oshkosh; nieces, nephews, and many cousins; and a fur baby, Smokey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale Schwartz; two brothers-in-law, Steve Waltz and Harvey Knepel; a nephew, Albert Pautsch; and a fur baby, Toby.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. A private burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Oshkosh will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to the ICU staff at Aurora Medical Center for their care and compassion of Darwin.

Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com