Victor Schwert passed away on July 2, 2020, at Pinecrest Assisted Living facility in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, of old age.
Victor was born October 8, 1923 in Buffalo, New York to Herman and Pauline (Kulawiak) Schwert.
Victor was very proud to have held a long-standard record at his school for the High Jump Scissors. Last, he knew his record still stood, only matched, never broken. He and his brother Herman were on the team together.
Victor served in World War II in the Army in both Germany and France. When he came back, he married Mary Lisciandro and they moved to Chicago, Illinois. He then worked as a television repair man, but eventually found his passion becoming a real estate broker in 1957. He continued to pass the exams up until 2010 when he had to finally retire at 86 years old due to his hearing loss.
When hi children were young Victor loved to take his family to Riverview Amusement Park on Chicago’s Northside. As a family they spent many weekends there while he played Skeeball. He was so skilled at the game he eventually won the family’s first black and white TV with all his tickets.
Victor loved the holidays. At Christmas he would make his famous fudge, enough to feed and give away to everyone in the family. During Easter he held his much anticipated “Money Hunt” where he would hide money all over his house and have the entire family Hunt for it. The luckiest of the lucky would find the coveted and only $100 bill. While not specifically a holiday tradition, he would often make crepes for the whole family. He didn’t use a recipe, it was jut “a little of this and a little of that”. He just made it all from memory and they were the best crepes around.
Victor loved to gamble often traveling to Las Vegas with Mary and any other family members that wanted to tag along. When he could no longer travel that far he would play the local casinos instead. In his later years taking a bus to Potawatomi so he could play his favorite game, Blackjack.
In his last years he spent most of this time playing card, doing puzzles and watching Bulls games. He loved to eat but his favorite, and what may have been the key to his long life, was his tomato a day.
Victor’s siblings Paul, Margaret, Vince and Lillian passed away long agon, and his younger brother Herman passed away this April. Victor is survived by his children Bonnie, Norie (Carl), Van (Susie), Foster (Linda), and Debbie (Steve).
Grandfather to Jim, Shawn, Kelly (Alex), Feather, Casey, Kelsey (Ethan), Robbie, Deanna, Justin, Kevin, and Kyle.
Great Grandfather to Madeline, Rielly, Delilah, Asher, Liam, James, Gavin, Hope and Logan.
Services for Victor will be held at a later day at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Union Grove.
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