DELAVAN – Donald G. Schwigel, age 78, of Delavan passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. He was born in Milwaukee on February 13, 1939 to Lewis and Martha (Piotroski) Schwigel. Donald graduated from South Division High School in Milwaukee WI. He was married to Ruth Ann (Larsen) Sterken of Delavan. He worked as a custodian at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church before enjoying his job at Dewitt's Grocery Store. "Donny" was an avid bowler in his younger years and was known for playing the drums in many polka bands across Milwaukee. Locally he played with the Side Show Band for parades and gatherings. He loved to dance and was known for making everyone around him feel happy.
Donny is survived by a daughter, Pamela (Schwigel) Sirkman, of Delavan; grandchildren Maggie, Lizzie and Scott; son Thomas (Kelly) Schwigel of Delavan; granddaughter Becca; sister Dorothy Antoniewicz of Milwaukee and brother Robert also of Milwaukee as well as many nieces and nephews who adored their "Uncle Donny"
Donny is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann; his parents Martha (Walter) Brunette and father Lewis Schwigel; sister Lorraine (Schwigel) Hamilton.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave. in Delavan. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Roselawn Memory Gardens in Lake Geneva.