Michael Francis “Mike” Schwaner

September 20, 1962 ‒ May 13, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Michael Francis “Mike” Schwaner went to be with the Lord Monday, May 13, 2019 from his home. He was 56.

He was born September 20, 1962 in Mansfield to parents Hermann & Elizabeth (Dinger) Schwaner. He graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1980.

Mike worked third shift as a pipefitter for ArcelorMittal.

In his spare time, he took pleasure in soccer and was an avid Arsenal Gunner fan. He coached the varsity boys and girl’s soccer teams at St. Peters. He enjoyed working in the yard, tinkering on cars and working with his hands. Above all else he loved his family; especially playing with his kids and grandkids. He even considered breaking out of the hospital one time just to be able to make it to one of his daughter’s sporting events.

He is survived by his wife Diane Schwaner; children Michael J. Schwaner, Helena Schwaner Fox, Josie Schwaner; Matthew (Kalyn) Michael; Collin Michael, and Evan (Tiffany) Michael; grandchildren Skylar, Hailey, Anthony, Riley and Raegan; parents Hermann & Elizabeth Schwaner; brother Mark (Corrine) Schwaner and their children Jake and Elaine “Lainey”; numerous extended family including Lynne (Takos) Schwaner.

Mike was preceded in death by close grandparents Frank & Elizabeth Dinger and Michael & Barbara Schwaner.

The Schwaner family will receive friends Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral Mass honoring Michael’s life will be held Friday, May 17, 2019, in St. Peter’s Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Father Gregory Hite will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in Mike’s memory to the Clear Fork Athletic Boosters (on the memo line please write Women’s Basketball) may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Mike’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • So many memories from you coaching Allaura in soccer at St. Peter’s, to watching our girls play basketball together, and then all the stories Allaura would share from the vacations you so graciously took her on with you guys! Praying for you all. Mike was a wonderful man that truly cared about everyone. He will be missed.

    The Carpenter Family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Mike left us way to soon. You chose the right picture because when you think of mike that is the expression you see. My condolences from my family to yours.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Schwaner Family. May Mike be rewarded greatly in Heaven for all the good he did for all. Your in my thoughts Mark.
    -Mike Przybysz from Curtiss Wright

  • Sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to work with mike always happy prayers for this family.

  • Mike was a shining light. I’m glad to of met and known him the very little I did. His smile and kindness towards others won’t be forgotten.

  • So, so, sorry. I cant believe this. We grew up together. We were great friends when we were young. Dont know what else to say. So many memories went thru my mind today.
    My sympathies to the whole family
    Tracy Griebling

  • I worked with Mike for a short period of time at Arcelor, and was glad to have met him. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude about everything. He was a very nice man. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  • So sorry to hear about Mikes passing. What a wonderful man! Prayers are with the family! He will truly be missed

  • Very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, way to soon for such a good person. I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Hi-Stat and Abbott Labs, he was always fun to be around. Rest in peace my friend.

  • My condolences in the loss of Mike. I worked with Mike for many years at the TUBY. He was always attentive and a real professional in his profession. He will be missed by all of us, including the TUBY golf league. Mike and Gary Blankenship will always be remembered as valuable members of the Tuby’s HAZMAT TEAM. I trained Mike every year for many years in OSHA required HAZWOPER OPERATIONS TRAINING and played golf with him. He will be missed as a valuable asset and friend at the TUBY.

  • Mike and I grew up together in Mansfield on Maple St. and Dawson Ave. in the 60’s and had a wonderful childhood. We lived next door to Mike’s Grandmother and Grandfather. So many memories….I was riding Mike’s brand new red bike when I was struck by a car. I was fine but Mike’s new bike was crushed….he got a new bike. I have so many fond memories of those innocent times and even more when he moved out to W Cook Rd. I’m so sorry to hear this news and have his entire family in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed! God Bless you all!

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss. It was a pleasure knowing and working with Mike. He was a good friend. He had his priorities straight and loved talking about his family. I will miss him and our conversation.

  • I had the pleasure of working along side Mike for a couple of years. He was a great craftsman and I enjoyed working with him. His smile will always be missed 🙁

  • I am sorry for your families loss. The Schwaner family has always been special to me. Again, my condolences.

  • Hermann and Elizabeth,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It has been many years but I remember Mike as a teenager and he was such a joy to know!
    May the Lord bless you and sustain you through this time of grief. May your memories bring smiles!