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William "Bill" James Schwarz

May 13, 1951 - June 04, 2022


Obituary For William "Bill" James Schwarz

Madison – William “Bill” J. Schwarz, age 71, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 13, 1951, in Madison, Wis., the son of John “Jack” and Evelyn (Ryan) Schwarz. Bill graduated from Madison East High School in 1969. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with distinction with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting and softball. He will be remembered for his big heart and will be missed by his family and friends.

Bill is survived by children, Jayme (Schwarz) Fox and Christopher Lapp; grandchildren, Kaitlynn Lapp, Bailey Lapp, Nick Lapp, Zyanna Fujioka, Zymaia Leach and Sakura “Alex” Fox; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jacob William Schwarz; and his parents, Jack and Evelyn Schwarz.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Bill at a later date. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N Sherman Ave


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  • 06/14/2022

    I remember playing ball one summer day in waterloo, Billy hit two opposite field homers in one game, we won. He was seeing the ball well that day

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