Philip John Schwerin

August 24, 1946 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 74)


Rev. Philip John Schwerin, 74, of Russellville, AR departed this life December 25th, 2020.

Born August 24, 1946 in Saginaw Michigan, son of Amos George Schwerin and Meta Anna Marie Sielaff. Graduated Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1973 with a Masters of Sacred Theology, working summers driving the red “jammer” buses in Glacier National Park from 1968-1970. His life was dedicated to the church, serving as pastor in 4 Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran congregations, finishing his ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Russellville.

In 1976 Philip was united in marriage to Patricia Schaller and they raised 5 children during their 29 years of marriage. Philip is survived by his children; Andrew (Madeleine) of Eureka Springs, AR; Adam of Seattle, WA; Matthew (Amanda) of Dallas, TX; Rachel Strackbein (Peter) of Eureka Springs, AR; Heidi Kreuter (Ben) of Minneapolis, MN; 14 grandchildren, and his brother Ken Schwerin of Appleton, WI.

Philip is preceded in death by Patricia and his brother Richard Schwerin.

Philip enjoyed singing in church choirs and the Russellville Community Choir. He worked at the Starbucks for 10 years.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec 31st, 1 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 3410 N Arkansas Ave. is a link to his MyKeeper page, where his memorial service will be a live feed.   (This is not a hyperlink, you will need to copy and paste into your web browser).

Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.

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Memorial Service
December 31, 2020

1:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church (Arkansas)

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