Peter Heinz Schwarz retired Marketing Director at Telex Communications, writer and professional drummer, died peacefully at home Sept. 30, 2021.
Peter was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Berlin, Germany, to Heinrich (Heinz) Schwarz and Rose Emmy Bungartz. In 1933 they escaped from Germany and fled to Switzerland and later found refuge in Israel where he grew up and served in the Israeli Navy.
Peter returned to Germany as a professional musician where he eventually married and migrated to Minnesota in 1957 where his two children were born. Years later Peter remarried, and he and his wife Sue made a new home in Scandia, Minn., where he served for 20 years on the Scandia Planning Commission and loved being a reporter for the Country Messenger. Pete and Sue moved back to the cites in 2020.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Peter is survived by his wife Sue of 40 years, children Debbie (Jim) Schaeffer, Perry (Kathe) Schwarz, step-children Kristin (Steve) Broome, Lisa Kay, Stephanie Gjerdahl, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
An announcement will be made soon for a celebration of life to be held in his honor.