James 'Jim' K. Schwartzenberger

james 'jim' schwartzenberger

August 4, 1940 ~ August 14, 2018

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

James 'Jim' K. Schwartzenberger, 78, passed away Aug. 14, 2018. Survived by his children, Kenneth J. Schwartzenberger, Laura A. Schwartzenberger and Beth L. Schwartzenberger; grandchildren, Brady Russell, Morgan Coombes, Gavin Baca and Damon Baca; brothers, Gary Schwartzenberger and Bob Schwartzenberger; sisters, Mary Lou Schwartzenberger and Brenda Conroy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Dixie L. Young; and daughter, Nancy L. Schwartzenberger. Jim was born to Celestinus Schwartzenberger and Veronica Bosch on Aug. 4, 1940, in Napoleon, N.D. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1971 with a degree in pharmacy. He worked in all three local hospitals in Pueblo and retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 2001. He retired from Safeway Pharmacy in 2006. Jim also worked as a pharmacist for Kmart, King Soopers and many other pharmacies located in Pueblo and in small towns throughout Colorado. Jim enjoyed many activities including hiking, bicycling, swimming, fishing and reading. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was a devoted and loving owner to many pets throughout his life. Jim was a coach for 25 years with the PSSA Soccer League and was also a member of the Father Powers Basketball League. He made many cherished friendships as a participating member of the Pueblo German-American Club and the Canonland Walkers & Hikers and was also a longtime member of the Eagles, Elks and American Legion. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Aug. 30, 2018, at St. Paul The Apostle Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Dr., Pueblo West; concluding with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001 or Pueblo Animal Services, 4600 Eagleridge Place, Pueblo, CO 81008. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Beth and family: I’m sorry to learn of your dad’s death. We sometimes visited at St. Paul’s after Mass. My own husband, Dr. Edward Neubaum, passed away June 23. We know how much you will miss him.
    Sincerely, Beverley Neubaum and family

  2. I had only known Jim for the last 2 years as a member of the Pueblo German American Club, of which he was a well respected member and board member. We enjoyed his friendly personality and contributions to all of our meetings that he was part of. He will be truly missed by all. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to his family and circle of friends. Rest in peace, my friend.

  3. Although we never had the honor of meeting James Schwartzenberger, based upon what we read and what we have seen through his daughter, Laura, Mr. Schwartzenberger has left a very impressive legacy. Our sincere condolences go to his family and loved ones.

  4. To the family of Jim-We extend our condolences to you. Jim had used us for his travel arrangements in the past. He was a nice man and we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Laura, Beth and Ken,
    My deepest sympathy to you all for your loss. Your dad was a great friend and help to my parents and myself over the years. There will never be a greater neighbor than your dad! I always could count on his help, smile and easy way of welcoming me into his home for a chance to catch up on our lives. His desire to serve others in the smallest ways made such a difference in the lives of many. He will be missed and I was lucky to have known him. Peace to you all.

  6. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Jim coached me in soccer when I was younger along with his daughter Beth. He was a very kind and sweet man and I will always remember the fun I had with that team. May he rest in peace.

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