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David U. Schwieterman
  • The family requests that contributions be made to:
  • New Bremen Foundation
    P.O. Box 97
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • State of the Heart Hospice
    Coldwater, OH 45828

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“His mother and father were always polite and friendly when you entered therir Drug Store. He, too was polite and friendly in...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: May Gross Peters - Mc Henry, IL

“Dear Ruth, How are you? My healing thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so thankful for the many fine years you have shared with David and his...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Judith Gels - Waynesville, OH

“We remember meeting Dave when we first moved into the area (New Bremen first). He was always friendly and helpful. He was kind and very service...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Ted and Toni Phillips - OH

“Dear Ruth Ann and family: I first met Dave my junior year in high school where I ate lunch at the soda fountain. He always had a smile on his face...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Ed and Anita Sextro - New Bremen, OH

5 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Alice Settlage - OH - friend

“Our deepest Sympathy to Ruth Ann and Dr. Don plus all the Schwieterman family. My parents Lawrence and Leona Schwieterman of St. Sebastion enjoyed...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Myra Hileman - Lawrence and Leona Schwieterman - OH

“Dearest Ruth Ann We've always enjoyed David's friendship and will sorely miss his humor and wit. Over 40 years ago he gave me a favorable reference...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Don & Jacqui Kuck - New Bremen, OH

“Our deepest sympathies to you, Ruth Ann - David was loved by so many - he didn't know a stranger and would help anyone out if he could. We have...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Jane Gruebmeyer - New Bremen, OH

“To all of Dave's family. I worked for Dave and his mom in the drug store my Jr. and Sr. years in high school. Dave was a very ornery person but he...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Jo (Fark)Young - Van Wert, OH

“Dear Ruth Ann, Our sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you. Dave was so loved and will be missed by many. Our memories of time spent together with...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Bill & Diane Gels - St. Henry, OH

“I have a niece in Alabama who posted something from the Daily Standard yesterday on Facebook. I clicked on it and was able to see the entire paper. I...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Hubbard - Reno, NV

“Dear Ruth Ann and Family, So sorry to hear about David's passing. What a wonderful, great person that helped so many people out with...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Jerry and Cindy Newman - OH

“My sincere sympathy to Ruth Ann. It's hard to say in just a few words the impact that David had on so many, including me. Like many others I was...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Tony Tambascia - Los Angeles, CA

“Ruth Ann, We Share your sorrow Walt - Ermie Schmitmeyer ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: Walt Schmitmeyer - New Bremen, OH

“My sympathies to Ruthann & family! ”
15 of 38 | Posted by: Dale Schaefer - OH - friend

“Our Jesus Christ said: John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: May (Gross ) Peters - Mc Henry, IL

“Deepest sympathy to family and friends of David. Peace be with you. My Mother-in-law, Harriet (Will) Hudson, born in Montezuma, knew David very...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Renee Drumm ~ Daughter-in-law of Harriet Hudson - OH

“So many fond memories. Most memorable came after filling prescription for heart medicine. Got home and counted only have the prescribed 30 days. When...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Keith Brooks - New Bremen, OH

“I have many fond memories of David; he would help me with my Crimson and Gold newspaper articles when I was in high school. His humor was the very...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Pat Gels D'Alessio - Melbourne, FL

“Dear Mrs. Schwieterman, I was so sorry to read of your husband's passing. I have fond memories of him playing pool with us while we waited for...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy Moeder - Coldwater, OH

“Long ago, Dave Schwieterman kept an eye out for the Howard kids, not only the medications they needed, but to make sure they stayed out of trouble on...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Susan-Amber (Howard) Springer - IN

“What a heavenly angel David was. One of my most memorable stories of David was I was working the front register on Christmas Eve. David and I were...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Laura Anderson - New Bremen, OH

“Our thoughts & prayers to the entire Schwietermann family. May the days ahead bring you all peace & comfort. Dave was a friend to all people of all...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: John & Phyllis Topp Palmer - OH

“Although I only met him a few times, it was a privilege and an honor and I am a better person for it. Thank you, David and may God welcome you into...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Syndy Box - Canyon, TX

“Many fond memories from phosphates at the soda fountain to Dave's special cough syrup. David was a solid member of the community and was always...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Paul and Janet Dicke - New Bremen, OH

“Love you Uncle Dave you were one very special man...thank you for all of the laughter and cherished memories. ”
26 of 38 | Posted by: Pat Reichert Serie

“As a child me and my 3 sisters often went to Schwieterman's drug store in New Bremen to either go to the soda fountain or just buy candy. Dave was...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Rebecca (Gross) Marley - OH

“Ruth, David will be sorely missed. He did many wonderful things for the community, family, friends, and of course for you. What a special couple you...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Linda Borgerding - Coldwater, OH

“Ruth Ann, you have my sincere sympathy, David was a wonderful man, he always took time to say Hi when he saw me, he will be missed in NB. ”
29 of 38 | Posted by: June Hertenstein Oaks - FL

“Dave was Mr. New Bremen for a lot of us. I enjoyed Boy Scouting and a lot of laughs with him. What a great guy. Don Sharp - Denver ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Ruth Ann and family...Ruth Ann you probably don't remember me as I used to take organ lessons from you when I was a little girl. This sad news...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Kristina Pleiman - Atlanta, GA

“Thanks for the many laughs you gave me Dave. God bless to all his family at this time. ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: Beth Braden Schoffner - Sidney, OH

“David was a great boss, mentor, and friend. My first job and paycheck was from Schwieterman's Drug Store. I learned a lot when I worked there and...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Joyce Evers - Bryant, IN - Friend

“Ruth Ann & family - So sorry to learn of Dave's passing. He was a mentor, life coach and second father to me and the many other youth in New Bremen...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Mike Hirschfeld - Cincinnati, OH

“Ruth Ann and family, I am so sorry to hear the news of David's passing. He was truly a great man. So genuinely kind, funny, and compassionate. ...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Liz McDermitt - St. Simons Island, GA

“Such a sad day to realize Dave has left us, always friendly, witty, and just a real role model for anyone. Role models like Dave do not come around...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Ed Lachey - Minster, OH

“Dear Ruth Ann, Our hearts are saddened by this news. Even though we no longer live in New Bremen, we continue to do business with Schwieterman's...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“I don't think Dave ever met a stranger, he was one of the most friendly people I've ever met. ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Tony Beckman - Minster - friend


Of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 12:40 A.M. at his residence. He was born on July 22, 1929 in New Bremen. He was the son of the late Urban F. and Corinne (Woehrmyer) Schwieterman. On February 8, 1964 at St. John's Catholic Church in Maria Stein, he married Ruth Ann Kremer who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving is David's brother, Dr. Donald and Marilyn Schwieterman of Maria Stein, sister in laws Irene Reichert of Celina and Ethel Pohlman of Cincinnati, and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his sisters Betty Jo Gormley and Trudy Kuenning.

David was a lifelong member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen where he also had served on the Parish Council. He was a 1947 graduate of New Bremen High School and a 1951 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. David attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He served on a number of boards including the JTDM Hospital, the Auglaize School, the Auglaize Co. Board of Health, and the New Bremen Foundation. Professionally he had served with the Northwest Ohio Pharmaceutical Association serving as a Past President and had received their Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of the K of C Council 2158 of Minster. David served as Grand Marshal of the Bremenfest Parade and in 2011 was selected as New Bremen's business person of the year. He served as Master of Ceremonies for various events all around the area including the dedication of the Maria Stein Post Office in 1961 where after he had finished, Ruth Ann had complimented him on the job he had done and thus began the 51 years that they shared together. David and Ruth Ann were Subscribers to the Cincinnati Symphony and Opera for over 50 years. David had owned and operated Schwieterman's Pharmacy in New Bremen, and will always be remembered for his quick wit, timely jokes and smiling face that he shared through his final days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Ron Wilker officiating. Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. The family will received friends on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 2 until 7 P.M. in the Parish Center of the Church of the Holy Redeemer and on Monday one hour prior to the services at the church. The family requests that contributions be made to the New Bremen Foundation or to the State of the Heart Hospice. Friends and family may offer their condolences to the Schwieterman family through the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, by visiting