1960 Dennis 2017

Dennis Schwind

February 25, 1960 — October 1, 2017

Eureka- Dennis J. Schwind, 57, of Eureka, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his residence after a three-year battle with cancer. Denny embraced this battle and used it to share the gospel of Jesus and to glorify his Savior.

Dennis was born on February 25, 1960 in Peoria, IL., to Walter E. and Mary E. (Sauder) Schwind. He married Rita Pfister on August 28, 1983 in Roanoke.

Surviving is his wife, Rita of Eureka; his mother, Mary Schwind; two daughters, Laura (Jarrett) Heintz and Kristen Schwind; two sons, Tim (Brittany) Schwind and Jason Schwind; two brothers, Dave (Barbara) Schwind and twin brother, Dan (Donna) Schwind; one sister, Donna (Jerry) Kaisner; adoptive family, Dustin and Brenna Cassady; one grandson, Camdon; one granddaughter, Harper; two step grandchildren, Gabe and Meredith.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Denny enjoyed working for Morton Buildings for 39 years, retiring in April of 2017. His smile and positive attitude were an encouragement to many.

Dennis was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Church where he taught sunday school, sang in the church choir and was a church usher. He enjoyed going on mission work trips.

Dennis was a little league and soccer coach and enjoyed helping with the Eureka High School Band. He enjoyed doing woodworking projects, especially those done since April. He loved spending time with his family and going on family vacations.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 3-7 p.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 a.m. prior to the services on Thursday. Interment will be in Roanoke Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnsonharrisfuneralhome.com.


OCT 4. 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561


OCT 5. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

Funeral Services

OCT 5. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

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