Eric I. Schwantz, 52, of Lincoln, passed away on May 21, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis following a two-year illness with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).


His funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.


Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday.


Eric Irwin Schwantz was born April 4, 1967, in Lincoln, the son of Carl Herman and Carol Irwin Schwantz.


He is survived by his fiancée, Dorothy Dittus; his mother, Carol Schwantz; his siblings, Karen (Dave Buchanan) Schwantz, Linda (Gary) Severson, and Herman (Sara) Schwantz; and nephews, Paul, Porter, and Peyton Schwantz.


He was preceded in death by his father.


Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge-St. Louis or Zion Lutheran Church. Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

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