Schwartzentruber, Vernon W.

Born: Apr 07, 1931
Died: Aug 20, 2017


SCHWARTZENTRUBER, Vern (1931 – 2017)
Surrounded by family and into the loving arms of Jesus, Vernon passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 20, 2017.  Vernon deeply loved his wife June Schwartzentruber (Erb), of 64 years, and will be incredibly missed by her.  Vernon was so life loving and he was an incredible father, grandfather and great grandfather.   His kindness, great sense of humour, gentle words and love will be greatly missed.  Vernon leaves behind a beautiful legacy of love and family.  Vernon is survived by his children Dwight (Cathie) Schwartzentruber, Brian (Deb) Schwartzentruber, Cheryl (Marty) Schwende, Kevin (Donna) Schwartzentruber, Bob (Donna) Schwartzentruber.  He is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Barry, Stephen (Meghan), Taryn, Randall (Teresa), Kahley (Steve), Krysten (Tony), Tyler (Justine), Kyle (Lauren), Melissa (Erj), Natalie, Luke (Melissa) and Ben.  He will forever be missed by his eight great grandchildren, honourary grandson Mike Lockston and many other friends.
Vernon is survived by his brother, Leonard (Delphine), sisters and brothers-in-law Eleanor Roth, Robena Gerber, Carl (Fern) Erb, Arthur Steinmann, Hilda (Elroy) Gingerich, Marjorie (Laverne) Schwartzentruber, Darlene (Harold) Culp.  Predeceased by his parents Allen & Elizabeth, brothers Kenneth & Lyle, sisters-in-law Grace Schwartzentruber, Florence Steinmann and brother-in-law Gerald Roth.
Vernon was an active member at Steinmann Mennonite Church for 47 years and since has attended at Westhills Mennonite Fellowship.
Family and friends will be received at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder’s Rd W, Baden ON N3A 3K8 on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 1 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm.  Interment to take place at St. Agatha Mennonite Church, 1967 Erb’s Road, Baden Ontario at 12:30 pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017 with Celebration of Life service to follow at Steinmann Mennonite Church at 2:00 pm.
Thank you to the Palliative Team at Care Partners for their gentle loving support thereby allowing dad to be cared for and remain at home during his final days.  Vernon can be fondly remembered in lieu of flowers by a donation to Ray of Hope or Shalom Counselling Services, which may be arranged through the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home.
Online condolences and donation information available at

Visitation Information


Aug 23, 2017


1 - 4 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m.


Steinmann Mennonite Church
1316 Snyders Road West
Baden, Ontario
N3A 3K8
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Service Information


Aug 24, 2017


2:00 p.m.


Steinmann Mennonite Church
1316 Snyders Road West
Baden, Ontario
N3A 3K8
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Interment Information


St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery
1967 Erbs Rd. W.

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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Ray of Hope
230-659 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 2M4

Shalom Counselling Services
9 Avondale Ave S,
Waterloo , ONtario
N2L 2B5
(519) 886-9690


Condolence from Mary sent on August 26, 2017

To June and faimly
We are so sorry for loss He he will be miss
The girls at magicuts arlene Elaine mary Bev michelle pam Amy Veronica Adriana m

Condolence from Rick & Margaret Roes sent on August 25, 2017

I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to each of you.
For a number of years I had the privilege of interacting with Vernon at Erb New Hamburg where he worked. As a driver I always looked forward to chatting with Vernon when I returned my delivery bills from the days work. He was a willing listener and pleasant person to share some time with.

Condolence from Mary Schwartzentruber and Nancy Klages sent on August 24, 2017

We send the entire family our deepest condolences. We are sorry we could not attend but want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Ruth M. (Schwartzentruber) Umble sent on August 24, 2017

These condolences come from Leola, PA (from Fern’s sister). I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Rick and me hosting the Erb siblings and their spouses for a meal in 2011 on one of their trips to PA. May the pleasant memories of wonderful family times in the past soften the pain of grief you are now experiencing. May God our loving heavenly Father provide comfort for each of you.

Condolence from Colleen Stevenson (Albrecht) sent on August 24, 2017

My condolences to June and Vernon’s family. My parents (Ervin and Marjorie) spent alot of time with Vernon and June over the years. I always remember Vernon as a happy go lucky man with a big smile. I know my Dad wants to try to make it to the funeral or visitation, but if he can’t, please know he wanted to. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Condolence from Walter and Gloria(Lichty) kollman sent on August 23, 2017

June and Family.Our deepest sympathy.Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.Love Walter and Gloria.

Condolence from Margaret Parkhouse sent on August 23, 2017

My deepest sympathy to you & your family. I will always remember Vern when he used to drop in while we were working at Fabricland…… such a kind & gentle soul.
May your loving memories of him comfort you at this time.
Margaret Parkhouse

Condolence from Michele Rizoli sent on August 23, 2017

Our deepest sympathies as you live through this time of loss. May you sense God’s presence near.
Much love,


Condolence from Lynn and Randy Netterfield sent on August 23, 2017

Our sincere sympathies to Melissa and Erj, Bob and Donna and Natalie in the passing of a great Father and Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days.

Condolence from Kathleen and Sheldon Warkentin sent on August 23, 2017

Cheryl, we are thinking of you and your family and are sending heartfelt hugs. Hopefully the memories of your dad will help comfort you and that you can in the near future laugh at all the wonderful memories. I didn’t know him but from what you told me about him I think that would make him smile.
Love the Warkentins

Condolence from Robert and Alex Paterson and family sent on August 22, 2017

May the light of him always be with you, may the warmth of his love remind you of what is good in life.
Remember that light and love that he brought into your life during your darkest hours, for he will be always by your side.
Our deepest sympathies, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Dianne Ritz (John and Beatrice (Roth) Holst) sent on August 22, 2017

Lots of good memories from our family reunions!

Condolence from Trevor & Nicole Cave sent on August 22, 2017

Our deepest sympathy for the Schwartzentruber family, especially his dear wife June.
We purchased their home on Hickory Heights Cres back over 20+ years ago, we still live in the home.
Such a wonderful couple,
May the Lord bless the family as they go through this difficult time, but may all your memories be special ones.
Trevor & Nicole Cave