Kristy G. Schwandt, 64, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020 at her home.
Private family services will be held for Kristy and she will be laid to rest, next to her father, at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Kristy was born on August 11, 1955, the daughter of LeRoy and Jean V. (Gottschalk) Schwandt in Beaver Dam, WI. She was a 1973 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. She was also a graduate of UW Stevens Point where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. She later became the president of the Alpha Phi Stevens Point Alumni Chapter. She was a faithful and life-long member of St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.
Kristy touched the lives of countless people. Her professional life and goals were fulfilled when she was promoted to Senior Collaborative Wraparound Services Coordinator for Beaver Dam Family Youth Interaction Community Services. She treasured her work greatly because she knew her purpose was helping youth and families in need and she excelled at this job because it was her true passion. She left lasting impressions of positivity on many children, youth, parents, friends, coworkers and certainly her family. Kristy shaped many people’s lives and will continue to live on through the strong influences she led on others and her family.
Kristy is survived by her sisters: JoAnn (Aaron) Klavekoske of Beaver Dam, Sue Sweet of Fairfax Station, VA and Debbie (Paul) Kaczmarski of Mount Carroll, IL; nieces and nephews: Connor and Nicholas Klavekoske of DePere, WI, Zachary Sweet of Rockville, MD, Natalie and Brittany Sweet of Fairfax Station, VA, Brad (Jenna) Kaczmarski and son JJ of Tampa FL, Jeff (Alison) Kaczmarski and daughter Zoe of Thomson Station, TN, Drew Kaczmarski of Nashville, TN, Briana (Josh Hughey) Stewart, of League City, TX, Cara (Rechha) Long and daughter, Serella, Aaron and Samuel Schwandt of League City, TX. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father LeRoy in 1956, step-father James Herbert in 2010, mother Jean Herbert in 2014, brother Gary Schwandt, sister-in-law Lisa Schwandt and brother-in-law Matt Sweet.
Memorial donations in Kristy’s name may be directed to St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam or to Dodge County Lifespan Respite.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.